FOOD SECURITY AND AGRI-BUSINESS

Food security and Agri-business is aimed at attaining food security and reduce poverty among the rural poor communities through increased household food security, incomes and improved environment.

Uganda being an agricultural country, where over 95% of the people most especially so in the rural areas depend on agriculture for food and income, there is need therefore to support the farmers. This is because majority of the farmers practice subsistence agriculture which is characterized by low productivity both for food and cash; leading to insufficient food production and low incomes.

Therefore, in order to achieve the set objectives, NFCM adopted a number of strategies which included: Mobilization and sensitization of farmers to various Agricultural concepts. NFCM also supports the formation of community based structures known as Community Based Agriculture Trainers (CATs) which offer extension services to farmers.

NFCM has also created marketing channels for farmers’ produce by organizing them into farmers’ organizations and credit cooperatives to provide improved cows and hybrid goats to improve on the local indigenous animals. Above all projects that NFCM promotes/supports, participation is a prerequisite, both at community and organization level for better outcomes. This also goes hand in hand with lobbying and advocacy.
NFCM also extends credit facilities to the farmer groups through Climax Micro finance Limited. They are further trained by Climax Micro finance Limited in book keeping, group dynamics,savings and collective marketing.