Farm Income Enhancement and Forestry Conservation programme (FIEFOC II)

Farm Income Enhancement and Forestry Conservation programme (FIEFOC II)

  • Countries :Uganda

Overview:

This is a sub-grantee under Farm Income Enhancement and Forestry Conservation (FIEFOC 2) programme –phase 2, effective February 2020. FIEFOC-2 is a five-year project implemented in five watershed areas of Wadelai, Tochi, Mubuku II, Ngenge, and Doho II Irrigation schemes in Uganda. FIEFOC-2 is funded by Government of Uganda and African Development Bank. The project seeks to consolidate and expand achievements of the FIEFOC Programme first phase which was completed in December 2012. FIEFOC-2 project has four components (i.e. agriculture infrastructure, integrated natural resources management, agribusiness development and project management)

Kilimo Trust, under the agribusiness component will train 15,000 farmers and other value chain actors (including processors) engaged in apiculture, aquaculture, rice, and horticulture (tomatoes and watermelons) value chains on postharvest handling, value addition/food processing techniques, phytosanitary measures, product standardization and food safety in Tochi, Wadelai, Mubuku II, Doho and Ngenge irrigation schemes.

Project goal:

The overall goal of the project is to contribute to poverty reduction and economic growth in Uganda through enhanced productivity and commercialization of agriculture. The project specific objective is to improve household incomes, food security, and climate resilience through sustainable natural resources management and agricultural enterprise development.

Project Outputs and outcomes:

Key performance outputs for the consultancies are:

  1.   Rapid appraisal report
  2.   Developed training manuals for the five value chains.
  3.   15,000 farmers and SMEs trained.

Ultimately, the project aims to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Reduced post-harvest losses among target value chains.
  • Increased knowledge and skills among value chains actors on post-harvest handling, processing and food safety.
  • New product brands introduced on the market.

What has been achieved:

  1. Rapid appraisal report on status of post-harvest handling practices in target watersheds produced.
  2. Training manuals and aids for five target value chains developed and multiplied.
  3. Over 75 trainers of trainees (including public extension staff) trained on post-harvest handling.

Contact Person

Patrick Muganga - pmuganga@kilimotrust.org

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Kilimo Trust Head Quarters
 Plot 42 Princess Anne Drive, Bugolobi, Kampala Uganda
  Telephone: +256 392 264 980/1/2
  Email: admin@kilimotrust.org

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