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KaReAMS Project: Empowering Agricultural Transformation in Abim and Otuke Districts

Year: September 2022 – June 2024

Country/Area of implementation: Uganda

Client/Funder: aBi Trust


The Karamoja Regenerative Agriculture and Market System (KaReAMS) is a project funded by aBi Trust and implemented by Kilimo Trust in Abim and Otuke districts in Uganda. KaReAMS is set to revolutionize farming practices, with a specific focus on regenerative agriculture. This transformative initiative aims to empower and enrich 1500 farmers across the region, fostering sustainable and equitable agricultural ecosystems.

Project Objectives:

Enhance Farming Skills:

  • Elevate the agricultural prowess of 800 smallholder farmers in Abim and 700 in Otuke districts.
  • Impart climate-smart farming practices tailored to the unique challenges and opportunities of each district.

Boost Business Collaboration:

  • Establish dynamic soybean and sorghum business consortia in Abim and Otuke districts.
  • Bolster production, processing, and market access through improved collaboration among farmers and key stakeholders.

Empower Women and Youth:

  • Ensure at least 30% of beneficiaries are women, with targeted training and opportunities in Abim and Otuke districts.
  • Engage 20% of vibrant youth from both districts, fostering their active participation in the project’s success.

Promote Sustainable Farming:

  • Institute eco-friendly practices, emphasizing agroforestry and crop rotations in Abim and Otuke districts.
  • Enhance soil fertility and preserve the environmental balance within the unique agricultural landscapes of both districts.

Increase Productivity and Income:

  • Target a remarkable 25% boost in sorghum and soybean yields for farmers in Abim and Otuke.
  • Enhance food security and elevate the economic well-being of farmers in both districts.

Facilitate Market Access:

  • Establish a structured market system through produce aggregation in Abim and Otuke.
  • Secure off-take agreements with prominent companies to streamline the route to market, ensuring efficient distribution of farmers’ yields.

Enhance Climate Resilience:

  • Introduce climate-smart technologies and adaptive practices tailored to the unique climatic conditions of Abim and Otuke.
  • Fortify the resilience of farming communities, enabling them to effectively confront challenges posed by abrupt weather changes.

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