Towards Integrated Extension Services – Uganda
This Collective Action Initiative integrates coffee specific extension into the Unified National Agricultural Extension Service delivery system at national and district level with special attention to encouraging professional youths’ interest in coffee cultivation.
A key way to improve farmer productivity and coffee production on a sustainable basis in Uganda is to ensure frequent and quality coffee production-, trading information and training to farmers and farmer groups.
Qualified, motivated and well-facilitated extension workers are for the foreseeable future a fundamental tool in delivering this. To increase the outreach and frequency of farm visits, extension officers need to be supported by respected and trusted coffee community-based facilitators, who are preferably good coffee farmers in their own right.
The aim of this Collective Action Initiative is to deliver effective coffee-specific extension services to small holder coffee farming households including:
- Improved practices (GAPs) among male and female coffee farmers; and
- Improved access to coffee specific knowledge & skills by male and female farmers in the target sub counties/districts.