Project monitoring report

Toward an inclusive systemic uplift of smallholder productivity and resilience

Results and lessons learned from a hybrid market-led and farmer uplift approach in potato and rice in Uganda

Published by
International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

The overall objective of REACH-Uganda was to strengthen the efficiency and inclusiveness of the agricultural market system while contributing to improved household resilience and productivity in selected value chains in Uganda. 

This is the final report of the Resilient and Efficient Agricultural Chains (REACH-Uganda) Project, 2016 – 2021.

It reflects on almost five years of implementing a hybrid approach that combined creating a market-led investment portfolio of public-private partnerships with direct training support to 40,000 farmers to improve productivity and resilience (farmer uplift).

The project worked with 26 private sector partners and two key public sector institutions - the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) and the national agricultural research organization (NARO) - in three regions in Uganda – Eastern, South-Western and Rwenzori.