Category Success Stories

LAKE EYASI COMMERCIAL FARMERS NETWORK (LECOFANET) CREATES CROSS BORDER MARKET LINKAGES FOR ONION FARMERS IN MANG’OLA, KARATU DISTRICT IN TANZANIA.

The Mang’ola valley is famous in East Africa for onion production. The valley is part of Lake Eyasi basin located in Karatu district, Arusha region, in Northern Tanzania. Before LECOFANET formation (an umbrella organization that brings together onion farmer groups… Continue Reading →

KILIMO TRUST: PROMOTING REGIONAL SOLUTIONS TO LOCAL PROBLEMS, A CASE OF INSTITUTIONS LINKING FARMERS TO READY MARKETS

Uganda’s progress in reducing poverty over the last two decades is a remarkable story of success (The Uganda Poverty Assessment Report 2016). The newly released findings show that much of this poverty reduction was built on agricultural income growth that… Continue Reading →

ENVIRONMENTAL-FRIENDLY BEANS STAKING SUCCESS STORY

Climbing beans have the potential to provide farmers with yields three times higher than bush beans. This means three times more food on the table or three times more money in the pocket for the millions of smallholder farmers who… Continue Reading →

WITH GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES, MARKETED RICE PAYS

Musoma Food Company Limited (MFCL) is one of the leading suppliers of grain and cereal food products in the Lake Zone. The company processes and markets about 6,500MT of rice per annum. The company is planning to access an addition… Continue Reading →

REACTS-II story – A case of how Bigando Area Cooperative in Uganda secured regional markets for their grains

Limited access to guaranteed markets is one of the priority constraints hindering smallholder farmer commercialisation and general development of agricultural value chains. Often, for countries with self-sufficiency of some agricultural commodities, national markets are not sufficient to motivate farmers to… Continue Reading →

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