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Climate-smart agriculture in Nakaseke district, Uganda

May.13.2022

Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is an approach that helps guide actions to transform agri-food systems towards green and climate-resilient practices.
SAA trains farmers in its intervention areas in climate-smart practices and walks with the farmers right from planting throughout the whole value chain.
This is a success story of a couple that has used these practices to realise more yields, safeguard the soil and be model farmers in Nakaseke district.

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Brownfield Day in Lira District, Uganda

May.13.2022

SAA organises Brownfield days every end of the season to assess the output. SAA gets to hear from farmers, what they experienced during the season, what they learned, whether their yields increased or not, the challenges faced and how they dealt with them as well as their aspirations.

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Agro-financing in Uganda

May.13.2022

Farmers' worries in Uganda are not about to end. Most Farmers grapple with a lack of financing to buy inputs, start alternative sources of income and often experience uncertainty of the climate among other things. However, SAA is working with them on the ground to equip them with the skills to organize under their various groups to access finances for production.

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The Youth Agribusiness Clinics: Repositioning your Business for growth through Mentorship

March.23.2022

Charles Dickens Omara, a 27-year-old farmer in Uganda, was selected by the District Agricultural Officer to participate in the Youth Business Clinic organized by Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) in 2020 under the program funded by The Nippon Foundation (TNF). He won the programme's competition and was awarded one million Ugandan shillings ($283). He has transformed his livelihood and that of his family through poultry farming and has diversified to piggery, apiary, and cuniculture.
Now, as an entrepreneur armed with business management skills, Charles is mentoring other young groups, particularly those interested in poultry farming in his village.

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SAA implementing IMPACT Project in Ethiopia

March.23.2022

The Improving Market-led Production of selected Agricultural Commodities in Targeted Woredas of Amhara and Tigray (IMPACT) project is a three-year (2018-22) project funded by AGRA and implemented by SAA, Techno Serve and Farm Radio International.

The overall goal of the project is to contribute to improvement of income and food security of smallholder farmers and their families. It is designed to increase productivity and strengthen access to output markets of wheat, teff and maize. It aspires to increase structured market-oriented production of target commodities value-chains in 20 woredas and 160 kebeles of the two regions.

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