Majority of farmers in Uganda are small and marginal, but yet have a central role to play in revising agriculture and increasing its capacity to withstand the onslaughts of climate change, insecure land rights, lack of assured water supply, limited access to credit, inputs such as fertilizers, irrigation, technology, information on new agricultural practices, and marketing. Knowledge, information and international relationships from the tour will help to reverse the situation.
Uganda has fastest population growth estimated to be around 35 million,half half go to bed hungry, its arable land is highly degraded due to poverty,climate change,ignorance,inadequate access to agriculture information technology. The international mutual understanding and relationship, knowledge, skills and information on various sector from the gathering and Food Sovereignty Tour brought back home will help the people to improve their quality of life, farming and environment management.
Solve problem through information dissemination, training, sensitization farmers on good farming practices, environment management, climate change adaptation, dialogues with local leaders, technical staff, policy makers, marketing the produce in Italy and the USA, adopting to value addition and improvement of the quality of their produce, establish linkage between people of Italy, Uganda and USA who want to do business together or provide technical expertise.
At least 10,000 farmers will get knowledge, information and skills in different sectors, linkage for at least 100 people from Uganda,USA and Italy established, improved agriculture production, improved environment management,farmers resilient to climate change, improved quality of production,opened market among farming communities, bridged digital gap through using ICT, hence improved peoples standard of living and quality of life will be attained.
Total Funding Received to Date: $185
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $7,265
Total Funding Goal: $7,450
Start Date: September 18, 2013
Expiration Date: December 17, 2013
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