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
West Nile Agriculture Improvement and Conservation (WENAGIC) Project (2016 – 2018)
"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."