Upscalling PESA Marketing Model Project is a 1-½ year project whose goal is "Strengthening the capacity of PELUM Association members to catalyze market engagement for smallholder farmers and advocate for agricultural policies that support their access to markets." To achieve these objectives, this project focuses on: (i) Establishing agri-business development and market linkages among chain actors and the farmers; (ii) Enhancing the capacities of member organizations to conduct market related advocacy engagements; (iii) Mainstreaming gender across the entire value chain; and (iv) Building the institutional capacity of member organisations in areas of project implementation. It is envisaged to increase smallholder farmers voice and visibility in the market as well as income.
Donor: Ford Foundation through PELUM Uganda
Project Budget: €18,647
"As a very poor farmer, my children had no hope for secondary education. However, the Community Education Fund is now paying all the school dues for my only son in secondary school. He has reached senior four and we are optimistic that he will reach tertiary education level."