The project funded by GOAL International with support from the Master Card Foundation will support 300,000 beneficiaries in 18 districts. The target groups include young women and men, refugees and youth with disabilities.
Billion Shillings project to support youth and other vulnerable groups dealing
in agriculture has been launched.
funded by GOAL International with support from the Master Card Foundation will
support 300,000 beneficiaries in 18 districts. The target groups include young
women and men, refugees and youth with disabilities.
project, groups will access financial services, agriculture skills training,
access and participate in the farm activities and increase their participation
along the agriculture value chain. The project will be implemented by Kabarole Research and Resource Centre.
Speaking on Friday at the launch of the project in Kasese, Aloysius
Tulinabo, the market systems specialist at GOAL says that the major objective
of the project is to skill youths to improve their livelihoods and
incomes. He adds that they also want to
train young farmers on how they can use technology to expand their product
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Tusiime, the project assistant Young Africa Works: Markets for a youth project,
says they will focus on value addition, marketing and interest the youth to
take agriculture as a business.
the project will be implemented in Hima, Rughendabara, Ibanda-Kyanya, Kicwamba
and Karusandara sub-county.
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Asiimwe the gender focal person in Kasese District says that young people have
not fully embraced agriculture because they lack knowledge and support.
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The Kasese LCV
Chairperson Eliphaz Muhindi is hopeful that lessons learnt from the selected
beneficiaries will be replicated across the district.
He asks implementers to work with all local stakeholders for effective monitoring and
evaluation of the project