Agriculture plays a significant role in the economic growth and development of our country. It provides food, income and employment to over 80% of Uganda’s population It contributes over 45% of gross domestic product (GDP) and over 90% of Uganda’s exports. About 90% of the country’s population is rural and derives its livelihood from agriculture. MUMYO helps the youth and farmers to acquire knowledge and skills in sustainable agriculture through:
- Training in organic farming, agro forestry for sustainable food productivity and poverty alleviation.
- Increased access to improved farm inputs, crops and animals, technology and market related information.
- Farmers institutional development to enable farmers access agricultural advisory services, under the Uganda National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) Program.
Farmers Institutional Development
Between 2004 and 2009, MUMYO was involved in Farmer Institutional Development, a component of the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) Program, in Nabbaale sub-county and Mukono Town Council in Mukono District and Masulita Sub-county in Wakiso District. NAADS is a program with new approaches for agricultural extension delivery, conceived under the Plan for Modernization Agriculture (P.M.A), to redress past shortcomings and incorporate best practice features to make extension delivery systems more efficient and effective. It is designed in accordance with the government policies of decentralization, liberalization, privatization, empowerment of people in decision-making development processes and increasing public sector coordination and accountability.