Agriculture and Entrepreneurship in Uganda
In the mainly-rural Buyende district of Uganda, there are two rainy seasons and two growing seasons.
The 35 impoverished women of the Twegaite Women's Association work together to plant and harvest from 4-acre plot of rented land. In addition to the rent, the women need seeds and gardening tools to keep their crops weed-free and growing strong.
Their children have begun keeping rabbits as an additional source of nutrition and income.
Uganda also requires a certified scale to sell goods by weight at market to guarantee a fair price.
Your support brings fresh, healthy and inexpensive food to their families and supports their entrepreneurship as they sell their excess at market.
Gardening Tools: $15 USD
20 kg of Seed: $20 USD
Breeding Pair of Rabbits: $30 USD
Share of Farmland: $50 USD
Certified Scale: $100 USD
In Uganda, 41% of people live in poverty, and almost half of Uganda’s population is under the age of 15, representing one of the youngest populations in the world. Uganda also hosts the largest refugee population in Africa—more than one million refugees have fled their home countries to seek asylum in Uganda. Over the next decade, agricultural development will be a main priority to help improve outcomes for low-income families. Agriculture will also be an increasingly important industry for youth and refugees to find viable opportunities to earn sustainable livelihoods for themselves.
UGANDA BY THE NUMBERS
44.3M total population
76% of the population lives in rural areas, and 73% of the workforce is employed in agriculture
41% of people live on less than $1.90/day
33% of people have an account at a financial institution
53% of children complete primary education