LWR partnered with NAMUBUKA Grains Area Cooperative Enterprise (ACE), a registered apex organization, to reach 7,766 smallholders farmers in Uganda. The project aimed to address gender-based constraints that men and women farmers face as well as the broader issues of food insecurity and low income. The project targeted families to implement the Farming as a Family Business (FaaFb) model that focuses on training men on the benefits of allocating more land to their wives for family gardens, investing in improved inputs for their wives’ gardens and their own maize crops and supporting the marketing of their wives’ crops. In the FaaFb model, both husband and wife are also trained on the importance of developing the family budget together. Additionally, the project sought to strengthen NAMUBUKA’s institutional capacity to provide services to their members, including financial services, marketing, market information and technical support.
This project was a part of Learning for Gender Integration (LGI), an initiative of LWR to ensure that men and women have equal opportunities to benefit from LWR’s work. The goal of the initiative is to enable LWR to better contribute to full human flourishing through gender-integrated programming. LGI projects are funded by LWR and the Foods Resource Bank. Cultural Practice, LLC provided technical support to the initiative.Download PDF (2 MB)