Africa

Uganda

Region(s)

Iganga, Kamuli, Mayuge, Mityana, Luwero, Rubirizi

Implementor

Cafe Africa, Marula

Project

Towards an Integrated Coffee Extension Service (TICS)

Introduction

One of the key ways of improving smallholder productivity and coffee production in a sustainable manner in Uganda is to ensure frequent and quality coffee production, post harvest handling, trading information and training to smallholder farmers and farmer groups. Qualified, motivated and well-facilitated extension workers are for the foreseeable future a fundamental tool in delivering this. To increase the outreach and frequency of farm visits, extension officers need to be supported by respected and trusted coffee community based facilitators (CCBFs), who are preferably good coffee farmers in their own right.

The Project

A model to integrate public and private coffee specific extension into the Unified National Agricultural Extension Service delivery system at National and District level, tested and adopted.

  • The project will support the setup and maintenance of 180 demonstration plots, hosted by 180 CCBFs
  • The project will facilitate 30 district agronomists to support the CCBFs in their work
  • Agronomists and CCBFs will deliver practical quality coffee specific training to 54,000 farmers
  • Integration of the model into the National Agriculture Extension Service
  • Youth involvement through internship attachment/placement

Partners

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Status

Ongoing

Duration

3 Years

Timeframe

2018 - 2021

Farmers

54,000

% Female Farmers & Youth

30%

Coffee Households

270,000

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

  • Gender and youth equality.pngGender and Youth Inclusivity
  • Yield improvement.pngYield Improvement
  • Farm management.pngFarm Management
  • Soil.pngSoil