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UNADA Projects

Strengthening the competitiveness and sustainability of agricultural input markets in Uganda

Duration: 24 Months
Year: 2014 to 2016
Location: All districts in Uganda
Project Objectives

  • To increase demand and access to agricultural inputs by smallholder farmers
  • To improve the quality of agricultural inputs in the country in collaboration with MAAIF and other stakeholders
    3: To develop the capacities of agro-input dealers in business management and technical aspects
  • Improve access to agro-inputs to aBi implementing partners and improve the business environment for agro-dealers and stockists who sell inputs to coffee, maize, oilseeds, pulses, and horticultural value chain farmers

Project Results

  • Sensitized at least 200,000 farmers on the use of improved inputs, quality assurance, and other issues pertaining to the agro-inputs sector through radio programs, posters, and other promotional/sensitization efforts.
  • Sensitized 3,000 agro-dealers on the current government regulations governing the agro-inputs sector and disseminated 3,000 copies of the sector Acts (Agricultural chemical control Act 2006, The seed & Plant Act 2006, NDA Act, The Attendant regulations and registration processes) and the agro dealer code of conduct.
  • Participated in at least 20 agricultural shows/exhibitions to sensitize stakeholders on UNADA’s role and mandate in the agro-inputs sector
  • Facilitated the inspection of 400 agro dealers’ premises by MAAIF for compliance with the licensing requirements
  • Improved agro-dealer business ethics through dissemination and education of agro-dealers on the UNADA’s “Agro-dealer Code of Conduct”. · Facilitated 600 agro-dealers to be licensed and registered with the regulatory authority – Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF).
  • Trained at least 300 agro-dealers in business management and business skills. · Facilitated review and update of the safe use training curriculum by MAAIF and Makerere University.
  • Trained at least 400 agro-dealers in the Safe use and handling of agro-chemicals
  • Trained 500 agro-input dealers trained in product knowledge and quality management

Total Budget: USh.1,322,200,00
Funding Source: aBi/VCD/626/13