Africa

Uganda

Region(s)

Masaka, Kamuli, Mukono/ Kayunga, Gomba

Implementor

UGACOF, IDH, AIM Coffee, National Forest Authority

Project

Provision of financial and non-financial services through coffee service centres

Introduction

With JDE’s strategic partners we have engaged in a Service Delivery Model which is a supply chain structure that provide services such as training, access to inputs and financing to farmers to increase their performance and sustainability. In this project in Uganda we recognize that the sustainability of coffee production by smallholder farmers is only feasible if the farmers have access to services that will enable them to improve productivity, quality, market access and diversification of income.

The Project

Address the challenges of coffee farmers in Uganda having little or no access to services, such as provision of credit and inputs that would help them to improve their productivity, income, net profit and improve their living conditions.

  • Transformation of 4 dry mills (KIBOKO MILLS) and connected into service centres
  • Provide farmers with direct access to exporters and collective marketing through farmer led Depot Committees
  • Value addition services at Kiboko Mills (milling, transportation, storage)
  • Provision of rental equipment facilities to smallholder farmers and their communities (knapsack sprayers, pruning saws, tarpaulins, drying trays, crop protection equipment)
  • Nurseries to sell quality planting material (disease resistant, high
    yielding varieties)
  • Access to reliable crop nutrition, crop protection and other inputs for smallholder farmers by bulk buying at competitive prices

Partners

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  • IDH_60_Height.png
  • National-Forestry-Authority-of-Uganda_60_Height.png

Status

Ongoing

Duration

3 Years

Timeframe

2016 - 2019

Farmers

22,000

% Female Farmers & Youth

20%

Coffee Households

110,000

Areas of work

  • sustainability-of-land-icon@2x.pngSustainability of land
  • equality-of-people-icon@2x.pngEquality of people
  • prosperity-of-farmers-icon@2x.pngProsperity of farmers

Project themes

  • climate-change@2x.pngClimate Change
  • yield-improvement@2x.pngYield Improvement
  • farm-management@2x.pngFarm Management
  • income_diversification[2].pngDiversification