Mercy Corps Uganda

ICT Update

For more information on the project

Benjamin Kwasi Addom, PhD Programme Manager, MUIIS Agro Business Park 2 Wageningen, the Netherlands.

Mrs. Carol Kyazze Kakooza
Project Manager, MUIIS African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) Plot 22A Nakasero Road, P.O. Box 34624 Kampala, Uganda.

Mercy Corps is a global humanitarian organisation empowering people to recover from crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good.

Mercy Corps is powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action—helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.

Improve poverty and food insecurity using community-led and market-driven approaches in the country’s most vulnerable areas. Help rural farmers increase productivity and promote health and nutrition.

The context

In the aftermath of a generation-long civil war that claimed thousands of lives and displaced millions more, Uganda is finally healing. But population growth is straining resources and services in a country that still has a long way to go.

With farmland not producing at capacity, food is in short supply and malnutrition is common. Good quality seeds are scarce in local markets, keeping yields low. Recurring climate shocks, including drought and flooding, have further reduced harvests.

Continuing inequalities in the distribution of income and the treatment of women have contributed to high poverty rates, poor health and disparities in education and opportunity.



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This project is funded by The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and being implemented through the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility of the Netherlands Space Office (NSO).