Strengthening smallholder farmers
Since 2016, the Civic Engagement Alliance has been working to enhance the capacity of smallholder farmers in Northern and Eastern Uganda (mainly Soroti, Abim and Lira ). The aim is to effectively engage duty bearers to provide better services, such as relevant skills training, and quality inputs, such as seeds, for their production.
To support smallholder farmers and enhance their productivity, Civic Engagement Alliance influences government structures such as the Ministry of Agriculture, Operation Wealth Creation, local and national political leaders. Lobby is also directed towards other NGOs such as district and national based farmers forums and the private sector, especially seed companies.
Civic Engagement Alliance in Uganda is a broad coalition of members involved in programs in Uganda and several Ugandan partner organizations that develop and implement the program together. They work together on country level on strengthening civil society organizations and lobbying for food and nutrition security and a stronger position of smallholder farmers.
This track record focuses on how strengthening the capacity of smallholder farmers, especially women, youth and disabled persons, enables them to get better access to services and inputs such as quality seeds.