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Status: completed
Introducing the Sustain Africa Fertilizer Monitor

As International fertilizer prices continue to drop, Sustain Africa’s original remit of ensurin...

Sustain Africa 2023-2024 programmes finalized

In 2023-2024, Sustain Africa aims to reach 530.000 farmers with 88.000 MT of fertilizer in Burkin...

Outlook: Retail fertilizer prices remain high in many countries

While International fertilizer prices continue to return to pre-crisis levels, retail fertilizer ...

Sustain Africa 2022 programmes on target, 2023 planning underway

Sustain Africa programmes are on track to reach 1.5 million farmers in five countries. Planning f...

Falling prices but Africa still in fertilizer crisis

Fertilizer prices have decreased but remain over 2.3 times the average 2020 price while rising go...

Sustain Africa Uganda programme hits targets

Sustain Africa’s programme in Uganda, which rolled out in August 2022, has hit its target distr...

Introducing the Sustain Africa Fertilizer Monitor

As International fertilizer prices continue to drop, Sustain Africa’s original remit of ensurin...

Sustain Africa 2023-2024 programmes finalized

In 2023-2024, Sustain Africa aims to reach 530.000 farmers with 88.000 MT of fertilizer in Burkin...

Outlook: Retail fertilizer prices remain high in many countries

While International fertilizer prices continue to return to pre-crisis levels, retail fertilizer ...

Sustain Africa 2022 programmes on target, 2023 planning underway

Sustain Africa programmes are on track to reach 1.5 million farmers in five countries. Planning f...

Falling prices but Africa still in fertilizer crisis

Fertilizer prices have decreased but remain over 2.3 times the average 2020 price while rising go...

Sustain Africa Uganda programme hits targets

Sustain Africa’s programme in Uganda, which rolled out in August 2022, has hit its target distr...

Sustain Africa's
work in Uganda

The 2022 Sustain Africa programme was rolled out in Uganda in August 2022 and finished in February 2023. Input suppliers Yara and ETG offered 20,000 MT of discounted fertilizer to 100,000 farmers in all regions and 114 districts in the country. Concessional funding was provided by Rabobank. AFAP was the implementing partner in Uganda.

For the 2023- 2024 season, a target of 18,000MT of fertilizer from Sustain Africa partners Grainpulse, Unifert and ETG will be supplied to 180,000 farmers, along with extension services and seed. AFAP is the implementing partner.

Our progress in
Uganda
Statistics
2022: Fertilizer MT 000
100%
  • Actual: 20
  • Target: 20
2022: Farmers 000
72%
  • Actual: 72.2
  • Target: 100
2023: Fertilizer MT 000
17%
  • Actual: 3.4
  • Target: 18
2023: Farmers 000
4%
  • Actual: 7.1
  • Target: 180

Overview of the
situation in Uganda

Agriculture contributes 25% to Uganda’s GDP and employs 80% of the population. The Government of Uganda recognises that the agriculture sector is central to the achievement of its development aspirations as articulated in Vision 2040 to transform Uganda from a predominantly low-income country to a competitive upper middle-income country. Achieving this requires increasing agricultural production and productivity using productivity-enhancing inputs particularly fertilizers. Fertilizer use in Uganda is extremely low (on average 1.5 kg per hectare per year) compared to neighbours Kenya with 32Kg/ha, Rwanda with 29Kg/ha and Tanzania with 6kg/ha. The country shows some of the highest soil nutrient losses in the world. The urgent need to increase fertilizer use levels and access in Uganda is emphasized in third National Development Plan (NDP111) 2020/21-2024/25 which targets an increase fertilizer adoption from 2.5kgs to 25 kgs per hectare. The Government launched an e-voucher system in 2019 to subsidize agri-inputs as part of the Agriculture Cluster Development Project in partnership with the World Bank. The system will end in 2023 .
We are in planning stages.
Country coming soon.