Farmers in sub-Sahara experience low yields resulting from several factors which include but are not limited to: small farms usually as low as one-acre, poor seeds or planting materials, poor agricultural rotation methods, use of depleted land for agriculture, poor breeds of animal, vulnerability to pests and disease and the list goes on.
The farming challenges not only affect the small farmer but also the people involved in the value chains. Improved agriculture practices have been introduced to farmers as solutions to their challenges. Some have worked well while others have made the problems even worse.
Kulika Uganda promotes the basket of simple technology of ecological organic agriculture to meet farm production demands for small holder farmers.
Why food and income
Food is central to a farmer’s well-being and it is a beginning of an enhanced livelihood. Food grown responsibly by using good agricultural practices have a special way in which it satisfies. This is because in the crop and animal value chain, EOA principles and practices have been observed. This means that all resources along the value chain have benefited from each other sustainably.
“After I was trained, I can now grow and eat healthy food, my biggest concern now is income”. Laments one of the Kulika trained farmers. Income is an integral part of a farmer’s enhanced life. When a farmer has income, he/she educates his/her children, affords health care, clothes the family, houses family members and contributes to community’s well-being. Meeting one’s basic need is a focus of every household.
Kulika Uganda works with farmers to select and grow enterprises as well as link them to the markets.
Our focus on farmers
Food and income are basic needs of every household. Together we can develop solutions for a nutritious, wealthy and transformed livelihood.
Kulika Uganda has tested technologies that yield high returns. We are proud to share them as we continue to transform livelihoods..