Farmer transplanting in Omugo sub-county, Uganda

Our Work in Uganda

  • Over 64,000 farmers trained since 2017.
  • We currently train smallholder farmers on sustainable vegetable production techniques in the Central, Eastern, Western, and Northern regions, including West Nile.
  • We provide intensive, hands-on training in the field, with a focus on food security and nutrition.
  • See our 2023 results, learn about our projects, or click on the map to explore our farmers’ demonstration farms.
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Current & Recent Projects

Beds of cowpea and sunhemp at the green manure project site.

Green Manures in India & Uganda

Researching the benefits of different green manures and their suitability for use in Uganda and India

Project Partner: Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality

Uganda pumpkin Field Day

Pumpkins in Africa

Accelerating the growth of the pumpkin sector in Africa by developing a hub of expertise in Uganda

Project Partner: World Food Prize Laureate Simon N. Groot

News & Stories

Elijah Mwashayenyi, EWS-KT's Head of Knowledge Transfer for Africa, shakes hands with Rose Amulen, AVSI Foundation's Senior Program Officer for Economic Inclusion.

A Unique Partnership in Western Uganda

Farmer Joseph Nyakuni and EWS-KT Technical Field Officer Agnes Eyotaru in Joseph's okra field.

How Joseph Became an All-Season Farmer

Farmer Cynthia Anyago smiles while holding two pumpkins

Sparking a Pumpkin Revolution: Cynthia’s Story

Women carry tubs of eggplants on their heads in Uganda.

Zero Hunger Private Sector Pledge

Farmer Susan Sunday holding a bowl of freshly harvested tomatoes in her vegetable plot.

Challenging Malnutrition Among South Sudanese Refugees

Farmers in Uganda load pumpkins into a truck for transport to market

Devex Reports on Uganda Pumpkin Project

Doreen Biyiga and one of her children hold up harvested vegetables in her kitchen garden

Home Gardens for Food Security

Omugo Refugee Settlement resident Cicilia Adare harvests tomatoes in her home garden

World Refugee Day 2023

Patricia Driciru and her brother survey seedlings in her mother's seedling house.

Reducing Malnutrition with Green Leafy Vegetables

The Uganda Team in Action

EWS-KT staff member holds up printed crop guides as he talks to farmers training to be community-based trainers.

Preparing farmers to become community-based trainers

Technical Field Officer uses a stick to show farmers how to space onion rows.

Demonstrating proper spacing for onion seedlings

Group of people using hoes to prepare soil.

Training farmers on soil and water conservation

Female Technical Field Officer sharing technological resources on a tablet, surrounded by women farmers.

Reviewing farmers’ return on investment from the previous season

Female Technical Field Officer holds a pumpkin vine with large group of female and male farmers looking on.

Teaching pumpkin farmers about crop protection

Technical Field Officer holds a training for farmers on green manuring.

Holding a training about green manuring

Group of farmers hold seeds in their hands around a prepared onion bed.

Preparing to sow onions

Group of farmers around a pot of soil being heated for sterilization.

Sterilizing soil during a training on seedling production

Technical Field Officer holds up training banner in front of seated farmers.

Training farmers about responsible use of pesticides

Group of farmers seated in front of Field Day banner, with pumpkins stacked in the foreground.

Holding an educational Field Day event

Farmers and trainers inspects tomato plants for pests and diseases.

Supporting farmers on pest and disease identification and management

Reports & Resources


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netherlands misnistry of agriculture nature and food quality logo
Wageningen University & Research
Nuffic Meet the World
Kingdom of Netherlands
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Federal Ministry for Economic Coorperation and Development
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