FAO in Uganda
 As part of building global capacity to increase transparency in the forest sector (CBIT-Forest), FAO...
Promoting youth employment in the agricultural sector by fostering role models of youth agripreneurs willing...

FAO has worked in close collaboration with the Government of Uganda in the quest to eradicate hunger and improve nutrition of its population. Since 2010, this support is structured through a Country Programming Framework (CPF). 

The CPF 2015 - 2019 focuses on three areas of priority, which are the production and productivity of agriculture, forestry and fisheries commodities; agricultural knowledge and information; and resilience to livelihood threats with emphasis on climate change.

Empowering Ugandan students through school farm camps

The Farm Camp initiative, which started in 2014 as a Gayaza enterprise, has seen – in 2015 –  the participation of over 30 schools across Uganda and more than 300 students and 50 teachers. FAO has contributed lessons to campers surrounding its best practices, to increase Ugandan food security, livelihoods and ensure sustainable techniques for the future. 

Kakoko Richard, from the Nyakasula school speaks excitedly about his experience: “I took part in the first camp and I was so excited to have my own garden. I love animals so I work with the piggery section of the school farm. We have already sold some of the pigs we started with. We share the profits after sale. My dream is to have a big farm.” Read more