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EALA Speaker to front small-scale farmers petition to the HoS

Oct. 30, 2018

Agriculture is the major economic activity in the East African Region. On 20th October 2016, Member of Parliament of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) took a proactive role as the regional parliament to push for the EAC region to ensure the Malabo Declaration domestication ...

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Should 10% budget to Agriculture be legislated on?

Oct. 16, 2018

On October 20, 2016, the 3rd East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) met in Zanzibar. It came up with a landmark resolution about agriculture in the region, which small scale farmers have been referring to as Z. The EALA resolution for domestication and fast tracking of ...

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WORLD FOOD DAY STATEMENT_A Zero hunger World by 2030 is possible

Oct. 16, 2018

As Uganda joins the rest of the World to celebrate the World Food Day, on the 16/10/2018. Small scale farmers in Uganda are demanding government to subsidies Agricultural mechanization machines to make them affordability to local farmers. The current market prices for some agricultural machines ...

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We demand the EAC States to Allocate 10% Budget to Agriculture Sector

Sept. 21, 2018

Today Friday, September 21, 2018 during a press conference held at ESAFF Uganda National Secretariat, small scale farmers from all over Uganda gathered to launch a petition to demand government to allocate 10% of the National Budget to the agriculture sector. In their address to ...

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Taxing Small scale agriculture: A threat to a Transformational Dream from a Peasant to a Commercialized Society

Aug. 1, 2018

Agriculture is Uganda’s “green gold” with the capacity to transform the economy as a source of raw material for industrialization, job creation and shared prosperity. The sector in its state employs about 72% of Uganda’s total labour force (60% women) - contributing to 23% to ...

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To our MPs: Hands-off our land

July 25, 2018

ESAFF Uganda today joined voices with other CSOs in raising concerns regarding the implications of Constitution (Amendment) Bill No. 13/2017 which was tabled in Parliament on 13th July 2017. The Bill seeks to amend Article 26(2) of the Constitution by allowing government to possess land ...

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MALABO DECLARATION: What did our governments commit?

July 21, 2018

The African Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) at the Twenty Third (XXIII) Ordinary Session of the AU assembly meeting from 26-27th in June 2014, in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea adopted the declaration meant to transform the Agriculture sector in Africa and ...

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Why Government should preserve Indigenous Climate Change Adaptation Practices

July 20, 2018

It is estimated that Agriculture sector employs over 60% of the population (ASSP, 2015/16-2019/20). The Agriculture sector in Uganda is dominated by Smallholder farmers (Uganda Vision 2040). Small scale farmers face a number of challenges as they try to adapt to climate change using indigenous ...

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Indigenous Knowledge in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

July 20, 2018

Small Scale farmers in Uganda and the world at large are experiencing immediate and disproportionate impacts from climate change. Shaping the identities, culture, and livelihoods of SSFs was and continues to be dependent on their close and intimate relationship with nature. Unfortunately, the determining of ...

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What you should know about CAADP

July 20, 2018

The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) was endorsed at the African Union Heads of State Summit as a New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) program in July 2003 and focuses on improving and promoting agriculture across Africa. The overall goal of CAADP is to ...

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