Click to view original article in the New Vision. By Andrew Masinde Farmers in Mityana and Mubende under their umbrella group Mityana-Mubende District Farmers Association (MMUDFA) have tasked NAADS coordinators to account for all the programs including the sh900million quarterly money they get to run the services in the two districts. This was during a meeting
Click to view original article in the New Vision. AGRICULTURE is an important, versatile sector in Uganda. It employs 68% of the population, supporting millions of livelihoods and contributes substantially to the economy. Notably, according to Morrison Rwakakamba, the CEO of Agency for Transformation (AFT), a farmer – focused non-government organization, there are plenty of institutions
Agency for Transformation (AfT) in partnership with USAID / Governance, Accountability, Participation and Performance (GAPP) Program are implementing a project to strengthen oversight role of farmers and private sector to improve budget integrity and reduce cost of doing business in Mityana and Mubende Districts. AFT on Monday 24th March 2014 had key stake holders officiate a full
AGENCY PROVOCATIONS: Patriotism & National Service: Where do we want to be? Some look at National Service as conscription whereas others look at it as the highest form of patriotism. What do you think? What are your thoughts? The Agency for Transformation – AFT is hosting a brainstorming session on Patriotism and National Service. Wikipedia defines National
FARMERS MESSAGE to Policy Makers and Oil Companies
2013/2014 Budget: Bigger pie of Agriculture sector budget should focus on DSIP and Local Governments
Although the agriculture sector has a Development Strategy and Investment Plan (DSIP), its implementation has been hampered by inadequate funding and poor linkage between Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) headquarters and Local Governments (LGs). For instance, in Financial Year 2012/13 the sector received Shs 379.04 billion compared to Shs 559.6 billion projected
Dear Prof. Calestous, I missed your vehement presentation in Kampala- I was away in Rukungiri (South Western Uganda) picking (harvesting) purely organic grown coffee. I however – thanks to technology followed on Facebook and Twitter. My friend Sarah Bireete, a Kampala based lawyer was feeding me in. You see, in spite of adjuncts of Climate
My debate with Hon. Lydia Wanyoto – Watch the show via this Link- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MgOzbVrBIY
I am writing to you to express deepest concern regarding the Biosafety and Biotechnology Bill 2012, which is currently under discussion in the Parliamentary Committee on Science and Technology. I want to urge you to vote against this bill, because it will harm many family farmers in Rubabo and Uganda as a whole.
This bill touches the nerve center of our cultural, societal, traditional and religious norms. It is at the centre of who we are. It challenges us to reflect on aspects of our cultural belief psychology that seems to contradict edicts of bellicose modernity and waves of globalization.
The Parliamentary Committee on Science and Technology is currently conducting public consultations on Bio-safety and Biotechnology bill 2012 and is expected to report back to the House in 48 days. The bill is contentious because, in current form, it will pave way for mass introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in Uganda – under the pretext of saving Uganda from food insecurity!
Few months ago Uganda launched 2040 Vision. The document is imaginative but weak on benchmark drivers to achieving an integrated first world economy by 2040. For example, the role of knowledge is not clearly articulated. In all developed nations on earth, Think tanks are bedrocks of knowledge agenda.
At The Agency for Transformation (www.agencyft.org) we consider farms as (small) enterprises, farmers as entrepreneurs and their organizations as business organizations.
The Uganda National Farmers Federation (UNFFE) was founded in January, 1992 by farmers throughout Uganda in response to a need for better services for and exchanges between the farming communities that comprises over 70% of Uganda’s population.