The theory of change
Farmers learn more about Good Agricultural Practices
Farmers apply Good Agriculture Practices
Coffee yields increase by 50%
Higher coffee production generates additional income
The Uganda Coffee Agronomy Training Program aims to achieve coffee yield increases and livelihood improvements for 60,000 coffee smallholders by training them on Good Agricultural Practices. The goal is to achieve at least a 50% increase in coffee yields across participating households.
Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung and TechnoServe are each offering training to 30,000 families in 3 annual cohorts. Activities are located in and around the following districts: Kakumiro, Sembabule, Kibale, Kagadi, Kyenjojo, Ntungamo, Mbarara, Sheema and Bushenyi. To learn more about the training, please click here.
To hold ourselves accountable to the actual impact we achieve and to generate better, scientific evidence on how effective agronomy training is in raising coffee yields, we accompany the program with an independent randomized controlled trial. To read more about our approach to impact measurement and evaluation, please click here.
The program is currently planned for 4-5 years.
Training of the first cohort of farmers started in August 2018 both for Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung and TechnoServe. Since then, the 2 organizations held a total of 3,056 training sessions with an average attendance of 15 farmers.
(Latest update: Jan. 2019)
Who are the farmers we train?
Example from the Kakumiro Region