Building Resilience to Enhance Food and Nutrition Security, Incomes and Health in Northern Uganda (BRENU Project)

Building Resilience to Enhance Food and Nutrition Security, Incomes and Health in Northern Uganda (BRENU Project)

  • Countries :Uganda

Overview:

BRENU is a three-year (2020 - 2022) project under the Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihoods component of the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU). The project is funded by European Union through the Government of Uganda and aims at enhancing food security, incomes, and health for 51,250 direct beneficiaries and 268,650 indirect beneficiaries engaged mainly in rice, cassava, soybean, and ground nuts value chains.  The project is implemented by a consortium led by International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and other partners including Kilimo Trust (KT), Rikolto International, Volunteer Efforts for Development Concerns (VEDCO), Ernest Cook Ultrasound Research and Education Institute (ECUREI) and Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT (ABC).

Areas of Implementation:

Lango region (Amolatar, Apac, Dokolo, Kwania and Otuke districts)

Teso region (Amuria and Kapelebyong districts)

Project goal:

The project seeks to enhance food and nutrition security, increase household incomes and improve maternal and child nutrition and health in Northern Uganda by:

  1. Promoting diversified food (and animal) production of resilient varieties,
  2. Commercializing agriculture,
  3. Improving post-harvest handling, food preparation and consumption practices and
  4. Encouraging Community-based nutrition initiatives, WASH practices and family planning for improved and sustainable livelihoods.

Kilimo Trust working with Rikolto International is leading the market accessibility for agricultural products component, which involves:

  • Assessing and identifying market opportunities and product niches along the stages of the value chain, and
  • Fostering market linkages between smallholder farmers, lead firms (mainly agro-processors) and other market operators through market exchanges and contractual agreements.

Expected outcomes under the market accessibility component:

  1. 51,250 small holder farming households reached.
  2. 28 business linkages established between buyers and suppliers of produce.
  3. Eleven (11) trade agreements established and signed.
  4. 5,000MTs of target crops traded nationally and across borders.
  5. Seven (7) storage facilities upgraded and equipped within the implementation areas.
  6. 3 market assessment reports and simplified information packs developed and disseminated.
  7. At least 3 improved postharvest technologies promoted.
  8. Seventy-One (71) postharvest/value addition technologies disseminated.
  9. 7,060 smallholder farmers trained on identified gaps (in relation to business development) to enhance profitability of enterprises.
  10. 7,060 smallholder farmers supported to add value to their produce.
  11. 75 Business to Business meetings organized and conducted.

What has been achieved so far:

  • 51,250 small holder farming households have been reached with at least one of the interventions.
  • One rapid market appraisal conducted, and report developed.
  • 7,060 smallholder farmers and 17 Cooperative leaders trained on business development to enhance profitability of the enterprise.
  • Eight Business to Business meetings conducted.
  • 866 farmers linked to none market off takers.

Contact Person

Grace Akumu - gakumu@kilimotrust.org

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Kilimo Trust Head Quarters
 Plot 42 Princess Anne Drive, Bugolobi, Kampala Uganda
  Telephone: +256 392 264 980/1/2
  Email: admin@kilimotrust.org

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