AVACID Africa Uganda

About AVACID Africa Uganda Chapter

The main objective of AVACID -Africa is promotion and implementation of programmes that support local production and facilitate the creation of value addition initiatives on such produce culminating to creation wealth and household prosperity through the development of cottage industries for the local communities in Uganda and Africa.

Specific Objectives

The Specific Objectives of AVACID -Africa-are:

  • Provision of Business Development Services (BDS) and Development Finance, Micro-Finance, Market Access, Institutional Building to Agribusiness Sector;
  • Support evidence-based research and studies related to the crops (for example citrus, oil-seed crops, cassava, coffee, maize, beans, ) and animals (e.g. cattle, small ruminants, pigs, poultry etc ) value chains, agricultural inputs, Business Development Services (BDS) and Development Finance, Micro-Finance, Market Access, and cross-cutting issues of gender, youth, and climate change adaptation;
  • To facilitate active networking and to cooperate with other networks and organizations within and beyond the region that have similar objectives;
  • Support participation of women and youth in the agribusiness enabling environment, with emphasis on the high value enterprises in crops (such as citrus, oil-seed crops, cassava, coffee, maize, and beans etc) and animals (e.g. cattle, small ruminants, pigs, poultry etc ) value chains and agricultural inputs;
  • Accelerate and deepen the integration of climate change adaptation policies, strategies, and activities into agribusiness projects with an emphasis on the citrus, oil-seed crops, cassava, coffee, maize, and beans etc) and animals (e.g. cattle, small ruminants, pigs, poultry etc) value chains and agricultural inputs industry
  • Promote development communication, education, outreach and sensitization about agricultural policies, inclusive of policies, strategies, laws/acts, regulations, bylaws, agribusiness, value chain addition and agricultural trade etc. at national and sub-national levels ;
  • Provision of efficient and much desired mechanism for Government, Development Partners and investors to implement interventions in increasing production and productivity, value addition, development finance, training and capacity building in relation to agribusiness development and export;
  • Facilitate Development Partners, Financial Institutions and Micro-finance Institutions to lend to agribusiness sector thereby increasing rural finance and deepening of financial access for agribusiness to facilitate wealth creation in rural communities in Uganda and region at large;
  • Assist communities in different locations of Uganda and other parts of Africa to form economic units that are based on value addition for their agricultural produce to improve their living standards;
  • Facilitate resource mobilisation within the rural communities for joint investment in locally based on Cottage Industries to process local agricultural produce so as to reduce post-harvest losses;
  • Promote the creation of rural enterprises in an effort to create employment in rural areas where living costs are most affordable for the local beneficiaries;
  • Promote linkages between producer communities so that there is inter-country, inter-regional trade that is driven by the niche production from the diverse areas of in Uganda and Africa;
  • The promote joint branding of the cottage industries from African countries so that African producers can enter the regional and international trade;
  • Assist in establishing markets for jointly branded products from cottage industries evolved from community initiatives;
  • Lobby with Uganda government to set up conducive environment for the development and growth of cottage industries in rural areas;
  • To lobby development institutions to promote capacity building cottage industries doing value addition in Uganda and other parts of Africa…

Read More From Attached Documents Below

1.Profile for AVACID Africa-Uganda Chapter

2.AVACID Uganda Project Document

3.Biographies of Staff