Agriculture Extension Services
Extension services include all interventions that facilitate farmer access to knowledge, information, and technologies; and also facilitate their interaction with other relevant actors to enable them develop their technical and management capacity of the farm enterprises and farm life. Yet lack of access to quality extension services is one of the main constraints of the agriculture sector in Uganda. The extension worker farmer ratio stands ate one extension worker per 1,800 farmers due to understaffing. This well below the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) recommended ratio of one extension worker per 750 farmers. This need justifies KRC intervention and deployment of our expert extension workers to strengthen the agricultural extension system in the districts of focus.
The banana is one of the most important food security and cash crops in Uganda. Research shows that areas of the country where banana is the main staple experience less famine and because of its perennial nature, its capable of yielding all-year-round under the right agronomic practices. Our advisory work for banana aims at enhancing farm productivity, product marketability and value addition in order to meet farmers income and food security needs.
Banana juice and wine making
Banana stem fibre extraction
Crafts making using stem fibre
Promote appropriate red-cherry harvesting practices to ensure quality standards
Coffee is Uganda’s top-earning export crop. However, commercial production continues to face major challenges, including pests and diseases, poor agronomic practices, poor post-harvest handling, lack of appropriate technology for value addition, market distortions and access to agricultural finance. We therefore work to improve smallholder coffee farmers’ livelihoods based on sustainable practices
Maize is the most important cereal crop in Uganda has increasingly become a staple food in many parts of the country. Over 90% of Uganda’s maize is produced by smallholders, of which about 60% of the annual maize output is consumed on the farm, making one of the most important staple crops and source of livelihood to over 2 million. Nonetheless, the benefits of the maize enterprise come at a heavy cost for smallholder farmers who face the challenges of pest and diseases, post-harvest losses, lack of access to quality seed and other inputs and quality issues that affect the consumer and export market.