II. BACKGROUND AND JUSTIFICATION
Uganda is well known to be one of the countries in Africa with organic fruit and vegetables. Indeed this is true especially with the presence of good soils, conducive climate, moderate temperature and plentiful rain falls. The country has abundant potential to produce a variety of fruits and vegetables. Besides that the market is readily available looking at the trend of consumption in local and international markets where consumers are looking for health and convenience, Uganda has the potential to respond to this.
Unfortunately, Kamuli district has be exceptional from this. Most of the farmers in Kamuli district have not taken advantage of the ready markets in Uganda as well investing in fruit and Vegetable growing and yet this is one of the districts in Uganda well known for good soils. Perhaps the reason to this is related to ignorance as well as limited capacity building of farmers to engage in fruit and vegetable growing. Only 10% of the population is engaged in Fruit and vegetable growing at subsistence level cultivated on a quarter of the Kamuli district land area which is worth 3,416.19 km2.
The nutrition component of consuming Fruits and vegetables has not yet been realised by the farmers. This explains why cases of malnourished children have been high constantly to 35% in the district (DHO report 2013). Generally speaking, fruit and vegetable growing has not been considered a priority in Kamuli district.
The purpose of this proposal is to seek funding to be able to promote Fruit and Vegetable growing in Kamuli District, specifically Mbulamuti Sub County. If funded, this project will relate to other national development strategies like the NAADS to promote fruit and vegetable among farmers in Mbulamuti Sub County.
This project has been determined from the ongoing programmes of Eden ministries of setting up green gardens to promote vegetable growing in the community. We realised the need to scale this further to almost all farmers in Mbulamuti Sub County given the availability of resources.
The proposed project will be implemented by Eden Ministries Uganda, an organisation with leading profound transformation in the community since 2011. Eden ministries being the implementing agency will provide technical and Human resources and will be directly supervise ongoing project activities. Eden ministries will also work closely to monitor progress of the project especially in making sure that the project has created impact in people’s lives in reducing poverty levels as well as improved wellbeing of children. Eden ministries will work closely with district production office and the sub county NAADS office to provide expertise to farmers during the implementation of the project.
• To promote Fruit and vegetable horticulture in Mbulamuti sub county.
• To implement fruit and vegetable Horticulture project as income generating project aimed at creating sustainable income sources for vulnerable women and youth groups.
• To reduce cases of mal nourished children by 30% through provision of nutritious foods and fruits to children under the age of 5.
IV. . PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT PLAN
A. Expected project results
By the end of project implementation, the project intends to create a greater impact among farmers to first appreciate the importance of fruit and vegetable growing, but odf all is to reduce the poverty rate in Mbulamuti sub county to at least 10% after farmers have taken up fruit and vegetable growing as one of their major income generating activities.
As an end result, the project also expects to reduce on cases of malnourished children by 30% after introducing the feeding of children on nutritious foods like vegetable and fruits.
50/50 MixPlot Count:
10-30Type:Faith-based garden Size:
1 - 5 acresPrimary Production:
Fruits, Herbs, MushroomsCulture/Language:
English and lusoga
all community people are welcome.
Harvest of hope international USA. but they have phased out with us and we are looking for a new funders to support us.
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