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Improved climate resilience of small coffee producer organisation

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 15:21

The project aims at strengthening the extension service and lead farmers adaptive capacity in Bukonzo Joint Cooperative in Uganda. Climate resilience involves taking decisions based on observation, information and experimentation. It is a departure from a classical extension service which promotes technology and methods, without engaging the farmers in the process of experimenting with new methods (e.g. minimum cultivation, permanent cover, trash lines). The project fits into the 5 year strategy designed by Bukonzo Joint during a participatory climate risk assessment carried out in 2012, supported by Twin. This had identified soil erosion, low productivity and therefore a high vulnerability of smallholder farmers to climate variations. The model in place is based on Farmer Field Schools, and started in 3 villages, then rolled out to 3 others and in 2014 to 16 new areas.

Duration:Jan 2015 - Dec 2016

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