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Seed Fairs in Post-conflict Situations

Seed Fairs in Post-conflict Situations

Location: Uganda’s Lira and Oyam Districts and the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North and South Kivu Provinces As part of its food security and livelihood programs, Action Against Hunger (ACF-USA)* has organized seed fairs in rural areas of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo to provide farmers with seeds. The fairs have been widely spread and had a great number of direct beneficiaries and vendors, successfully facilitating local...

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Farmer Participatory Research (FPR) in Uganda

Farmer Participatory Research (FPR) in Uganda

Location: Iganga District, Uganda The Ikulwe project in Uganda’s Iganga District demonstrates the efficacy of Farmer Participatory Research (FPR) as an innovative, collaborative development model to address poor crop productivity due to insect pests, crop pathogens, and low soil quality. FPR combines farmers’ needs and experiences with the technical knowledge of scientific researchers to improve crop production and resource conservation capacity.

The World Bank's Bad Business in Uganda

Uganda was the second best performing economy of the East African Community (EAC) in the 2013 Doing Business report, and the country is a good ally for the World Bank in the region. It was recently chosen as one of the pilot countries to test the Bank’s new Benchmarking the Business of Agriculture (BBA) indicator, a project that aims to “help policy makers strengthen agribusiness globally, enabling the farm sector to participate more fully in...


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