Programmes Implemented to help Small Holder Farmers in Acholi Sub Region
Transforming Agriculture for Improved Livelihood (TRAIL)
GADC in partnership with Mercycorps has been implementing a project called “Transforming Agriculture for Improved Livelihood (TRAIL)” in the districts of Kitgum, Lamwo, Agago, and Pader. This project is funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).
The Small holder Development Unit (SDU)
GADC has been implementing the Small Holder asset financing project with Agdevco’s small holder development Unit with co funding from Agdevco an impact investor in Africa, since August 2016. This is a two year Project till July 2018 AgDevCo established an internal Smallholder Development Unit (SDU) which works with rural agricultural enterprises to develop equitable outgrower schemes.
Sustainable Asset Finance Scheme For Organic Cotton Farmers In Gulu
The Project covers 5,000 farmers in Gulu region of Northern Uganda. The Project has the objective to sustainably increase the access of local organic cotton smallholder farmers to asset finance. At the end of the assignment 5,000 cotton smallholder farmers in Gulu have access to sustainable locally available and medium term (beyond the project timeframe of 3 years) finance for productive asset (loans).
Research and Development Coalition Partnership
The Research and Development Coalition Partnership is a collaboration between GADC and Technoserve to pilot a switch from home saved to hybrid maize seeds by smallholder farmers. Running to August 2018, this research project researches the behaviour change required and effect of incentives, methods to encourage high rates of female participation in production and marketing, and promoting farming as a family business.