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East-West Seed Knowledge Transfer Foundation started operations in Northern Uganda in 2017 and has been able to expand its work to over 15 districts of Eastern, West Nile, Northern and Western Uganda. Being supported with like-minded organizations like Wageningen University & Research (WUR), the team within one year grew from a team of 6 people to 23 at its peak. It is envisaged that the team is likely to expand to 28 within the next year. A total of 45,000 smallholder farmers have been trained, including 1,753 refugees, revitalizing moribund vegetable value chains and changing the livelihoods of the rural poor.  

According to The World Bank, Uganda heavily relies on low productivity agriculture (about 25% of the economy, 50% of exports and 70% of employment) and also contributes to income volatility and stagnation. To keep up with growth in the labor force, the economy needs to create at least 700,000 jobs per year, which far exceeds the 75,000 jobs that are currently created each year. Raising incomes further will also require improving productivity in agriculture and opportunities for absorbing excess labor into more productive employment in industry and service. In a country where 80% of the population are youth, vegetable production and marketing plays an important role in employment, incomes and livelihoods. 

EWS-KT is fully registered as the legal entity in Uganda, with its offices in the city centre of Kampala and a dynamic team that is taking vegetable production and marketing (including pumpkin) to the next level. We believe that with our past performance, this would be the ideal team to work with.

Locations of activities 

  • West Nile
  • Lango
  • Acholi Region
  • Eastern Uganda (Mbale Kapchworwa)
  • Western Uganda (Hoima)

Team capacities 

  • 20 Employees 

Number of farmers trained since 2015 

  • 44,530

Number of field demonstrations 

  • 1,609

Track Record

  • Click here to see EWS-KT track record in Uganda

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