UNFFE-Uganda: grassroots consultations to refine the national agricultural advisory services

Bette Harms, Gerdien Meijerink and Augustine Mwendya

The core business of the Uganda National Farmers Federation (UNFFE) is to lobby and promote the farmer-enabling environment. The Federation stemmed from agricultural competitions organised by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) government between 1988 and 1993. The competitions, were meant to reward best performing farmers in livestock and agricultural production. In order to institutionalise these competitions, the Ministry facilitated the formation of the Uganda National Farmers’ Association (UNFA) on 22 January 1992. The Association developed into the Uganda National Farmers Federation (UNFFE) in 2002.

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ESFIM-Uganda Documents

Collaborative research output

Progress Report on NAADS and proposals for Reform – UNFFE fnl – June 2011
This action study focuses on the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS), a heavily capitalised program of government that aims at transformation of public delivery of agricultural extension services into a largely private sector-led delivery system under a client or farmer controlled arrangement.


The Naads That Farmers want – Dialogue Report, February 2011


Report on a dialogue to start the NAADS That Farmers Want study.

Country Proposals


Inception Workshop Report


Other Background Documents