AGRA in Uganda
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
supports government initiatives through programs and partnerships
that address challenges across the agricultural value chain.
In Uganda, AGRA is helping to overcome a chronic shortage of good seed through the development and distribution of high-yield and disease-resistant crop varieties.
AGRA programs nourish the development of a private seed sector and networks of rural agro-dealers that serve smallholder farmers. They support the efficient, targeted use of fertilizer, and have put in place partnerships that are improving access to affordable finances for smallholder-based agriculture.
AGRA's public and private partners in Uganda include the National Agricultural Research Organization; the African Union's New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD); women's and farmers' associations; Stanbic Bank Uganda; Kilimo Trust; Makerere University; TehcnoServe; the African Agricultural Capital group; private seed companies and others.