Food Security and Agribusiness
Agriculture is the largest source of income and jobs employing more than 70 percent of the working population in Uganda. The Food Security and Agribusiness (FAGRIB) Unit facilitates small holder farmers including refugees with knowledge, skills and financial resources for sustainable transformation from subsistence to market-oriented production. FAGRIB’s mandate is to nurture the social and economic capital of farmers’ organisations, facilitate connection and networks for social change and better integration in their local economy. The second mandate is to increase food security and nutrition of the farmers households and the urban poor who derive their livelihood off farm.
This program plays a vital role in bolstering the efforts of farmers’ organizations by providing comprehensive support across various critical areas of agricultural development. The focus areas encompass farm extension services, establishing financial linkages, optimizing post-harvest handling techniques, promoting agro-processing, fostering value addition, and enhancing nutrition practices. Actively engaged in the marketplace, the department assumes multifaceted responsibilities, including context analysis and stakeholder facilitation. This ensures the establishment of robust market organizations, where farmers have access to commodities, and market off-takers are well-prepared to offer competitive prices for farmers’ produce. Moreover, the department oversees the critical food security and nutrition component, implementing innovative methodologies such as the food lab approach to address and mitigate challenges in these essential domains. Through these integrated efforts, the program aims to create a resilient and sustainable agricultural ecosystem that benefits both farmers and the broader community.
Governance and Policy Advocacy
Governance and Policy Advocacy Unit (GPA) facilitate spaces for citizens to make their voices heard and exercise their democratic and civic rights. We work with governance structures with the aim of enhancing social and political accountability and building the capacity of citizens to engage and influence decisions and policies targeted at improving their situation. We provide information, raise awareness and build the capacity of citizens to engage, stimulate reflection and action on a service delivery through community dialogues (face the citizens campaigns, barazas, leaders’ retreats and public debates). KRC also implements programs that support conflict prevention and peace building, based on the belief that peace is a pre-requisite for development. Development as a whole has an intrinsic relationship to peace and stability. Without peace, all other development programmes would be impossible to achieve.