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Examining Organic Agriculture Practices in Uganda - A case of Olivia Muwanga from Masaka District

In this podcast, Olivia Muwanga, a small-scale organic farmer from Masaka district who is passionate about Organic Agriculture and has been practising organic agriculture for over 10 years shares how she started practising Organic Agriculture and how she uses organic agriculture practices to control pests and diseases.


She further explains to us the benefits of organic agriculture to the environment and human health. She called upon the Government to upscale organic farming and urged small scale farmers.


This Podcast was produced by ESAFF Uganda with financial support from SDC and BVaT. ESAFF Uganda owns the views expressed in this Podcast.

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Small-scale farmers' discussion on Desertification and Drought Day

In this podcast, small-scale farmers looked at the main causes of land degradation in Uganda highlighting the human activities that lead to land degradation. In this podcast, small-scale farmers discussed the impacts of desertification and drought in their farming communities and how it affects their production and livelihood. The podcast also talks about the actions that can be taken to combat desertification and drought in Uganda specifically looking at actions by the government and the citizens.


This podcast was in commemoration of world day to combat desertification and drought 2021. Participants include the Chairperson ESAFF Uganda (Mr. Hakim Baliraine), Chairperson ESAFF Mityana (Ms. Christine Nabwami) and Chairperson ESAFF Kasese (Ms. Beatrice Pangani)

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Examining Organic Agriculture Practices in Uganda - A case of Wali Christopher from Mukono district

In this podcast, Wali Christopher talks about the availability of markets for organic products in the country and outside the country. He highlights the major reason why consumers do not consume organically produced food and the importance of adding value to organic products such as reduction of post harvest losses and increased income for farmers.


Christopher also gives some propositions on what should be done to entice more small-scale farmers to add value to their products before taking them to the markets and how small-scale farmers should access information on Ecological Organic Agriculture.


This Podcast was produced by ESAFF Uganda with financial support from SDC and BVaT. ESAFF Uganda owns the views expressed in this Podcast.

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Examining Organic Agriculture Practices in Uganda - A case of John Baptist Matovu from Masaka District

John is the Agricultural officer for Buwunga Sub County in Masaka district. In this podcast, he discusses the relationship between the small-scale farmers and the production office and how this office has been able to support the farmers in Buwunga.


He highlighted why many farmers prefer to use conventional farming rather than organic farming and what the production officer is doing to encourage farmers to uptake ecological farming practices.


This Podcast was produced by ESAFF Uganda with financial support from SDC and BVaT. ESAFF Uganda owns the views expressed in this Podcast.

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Sharing the Impact of KilimoMart Application

This podcast highlights how Vicky Lokwiya, a small-scale farmer from Paicol village, Gulu district accessed KilimoMart Application and sold her organic agricultural products (cassava and okra) products using the Application. It covers the challenges that she used to face before the intervention of KilimoMart Application. In the podcast, she also discussed how she got to know about the Application, how she used KilimoMart to access market, how she prepares okra, loads them on KilimoMart. It also talks about the information that Vicky Lokwiya gets from KilimoMart Application and how she uses the information to support other small-scale farmers in her community. It also highlights how she uses the money that she gets from the sale of her products. 


 


This podcast was developed by ESAFF Uganda with financial support from IIDEA-GIZ program.

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The Role of Women Seed Champions in Sourcing, Storing and Sharing Seed

In this podcast, we had a special discussion with women seed champions in Adjumani district. We engaged with 3 women seed champions in Adjumani district to discuss the role of women in sourcing, storing and sharing seed. The women further shared about the kind of support that they need to preserve their seed sovereignty despite the current pressures from opposers of farmer-managed seed systems.


The seed champions interviewed include Margaret Masudio from Pakele sub-county who is a Farmer Field School facilitator and also the Chairperson ESAFF Adjumani; Jennifer Angua, NUS facilitator from Ofua sub-county and Lillian Mandera, Chairperson Women NUS Network and also a NUS Facilitator. 


This podcast was brought to by ESAFF Uganda with support from African Women's Collaborative for Healthy Food Systems. Which is an initiative of African peasant and indigenous women leaders committed to healthy food systems and those wishing to share their knowledge and experience.

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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

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


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