The West Nile Agriculture Improvement and Conservation Project (WENAGIC Project), is a 2-year pilot project funded that seeks to reduce extreme poverty among smallholder farmers in West Nile, Uganda through the Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) as a platform for improved agricultural productivity, income diversification and environmental conservation. The project goal is, “To support a sustainable and equitable food and income security of 450 smallholder farmer households (with 3,150 people) in Yumbe district, Uganda.” The specific objectives include: (i) To increase smallholder farmers’ agricultural production and productivity by 85%; (ii) To improve the dietary intake of locally available foods in a gender sensitive manner; (iii) To support smallholder farmers to diversify their livelihood activities; and (iv) To build the capacity of smallholder farmer groups into viable village development groups able to meet their member’s needs.
Project Budget: US$ 92,000
Donor: Sall Family Foundation
"Many people only see the dirt in farming. Hardly do they know that it is wealth in your hands. By farming cassava and adding value, I now earn monthly UGX 1 million and employ 12 people. With this income, my children are in private schools. I have a boda boda cycle business and has embarked on a 5 roomed permanent house."