The Embassy of the Netherlands in Uganda has launched three new projects from its Food and Nutrition Security Cluster, funded by the Embassy. These projects aim to improve food and nutrition security, sustainable land use, and increased incomes for farmers in Uganda.
The first project, Building Resilience and Inclusive Growth of Highland Farming Systems for Rural Transformation (BRIGHT), is a four-year project implemented by IFDC. It will reach more than 100,000 households in Kigezi, Elgon, and Rwenzori regions. The project aims to improve food and nutrition security, sustainable land use, and increased incomes for farmers in these regions.
The second project, CommonGround, is a four-year project implemented by Wageningen Environment Research (WENR) – Wageningen University. The project will build resilient farmer communities and watersheds in Kigezi, Elgon, and Rwenzori highland regions of Uganda. Using Participatory Integrated Planning, the project will reach 150,000 households to promote resilient farming systems, watershed restoration, and improved marketing of agricultural produce.
The third project, Dairy-Horticulture Credit Limited (DHCL Fund), is a 10-year project implemented by Pearl Capital Partners (PCP). The project aims to enable 12,000 dairy and horticulture farmers to obtain credit finance through their SACCOs. The DHCL Fund is operational in all regions of Uganda and has unveiled a credit facility fund totalling $6.4 million, supported by the Netherlands embassy. The fund aims to provide assistance to smallholder farmers in the dairy and horticulture value chains through a range of access to finance initiatives.
These projects are a testament to the Netherlands’ commitment to supporting Uganda’s agricultural sector and improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. They will go a long way in promoting sustainable agriculture practices, improving food security, and increasing incomes for farmers in Uganda.
For more information
Please contact the agricultural team Dutch embassy: 6th Floor, DFCU Towers, 26 Kyadondo Road, Nakasero, Kampala, Uganda or email them at email@example.com
Communication officer NEADAP