About Us

Our vision is to have empowered self-reliant small scale farmers

History of ESAFF

Eastern and Southern Africa Small-scale Farmers’ Forum (ESAFF) was formed in 2002 during the World Summit on Sustainable Agriculture which was being held in Johannesburg, South Africa by small-scale farmers. The main aim was to make small-scale farmers, pastoralists and fisher folk, who are central to sustainable natural resource management and development more visible. Eastern and Southern Africa Small-scale Farmers’ Forum (ESAFF) was operationalised in Uganda in 2008 as a direct response to the need to create a regional Forum to bring together small scale farmers into a farmer-led advocacy movement to influence policies and practices at global, continental, regional, national and local levels. ESAFF Uganda is a small scale farmer-led advocacy movement formed to facilitate processes through which small scale farmers’ development concerns can be solicited, articulated and ultimately addressed through policies and programs. ESAFF Uganda focuses on advancing economic empowerment, agroecology and food sovereignty. ESAFF Uganda is currently having a membership of 1359 farmer groups with 48210 individual small-scale farmers of which 64 per cent are women in 54 districts (under the administration of 30 historical districts’ forums). ESAFF Uganda is also part of a bigger network of small scale farmers in the other 15 countries in eastern and southern Africa including South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, South Africa, Lesotho, DR Congo, Madagascar, Seychelles and Mozambique

   Our Mission

To nurture the participation of small scale farmers in sustainable development processes, for self-reliance through advocacy, capacity building and institutional development.

   Our vision

Empowered self-reliant small scale farmers

   Our values

Integrity: ESAFF Uganda stands for truthfulness, being honest and having strong moral principles.
Mutual trust: The Forum recognizes that every persons should be reliable, feeling safe and confident with each other.
Transparency: ESAFF Uganda believes that each person should establish themselves as an honest, credible person in the eyes of others and accountability.
Respect: ESAFF Uganda holds everyone in high regard for their feelings, wishes, or rights.
Equity: The Forum stands for Fairness, impartiality and justice.


For more information:

Website: www.esaffuganda.org
Twitter: @ESAFFUG
Facebook: ESAFF Uganda
YouTube: ESAFF Uganda TV
SoundCloud: ESAFF Uganda Podcasts
Instagram: esaff_agroecology
Email: coordinator@esaffuganda.org

About ESAFF

ESAFF Uganda is a small scale farmer initiated and farmer-led movement formed to facilitate processes through which smallholder farmers’ development concerns can be solicited, articulated and ultimately addressed through local, national, regional and international policies and programmes.

ESAFF Uganda Office

Physical Address
Plot 266, Muvule Avenue, Buye – Ntinda, Kampala
P.O Box 34420 Kampala – UGANDA
Telephone: +256-414-699623


We are social
Facebook: ESAFF Uganda
Twitter: @ESAFFUG
YouTube Channel: ESAFF Uganda TV
Write to the National Coordinator
Ms. Nancy M. Walimbwa
Email: coordinator@esaffuganda.org

Twitter feeds

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