In Uganda, a $2.4 million grant to Soroti Sweet potato Producers and Processors Association (SOSPPA) will build the resilience of the rural economy and livelihoods in select regions of Eastern Uganda by improving farmers’ market access and providing processing and value-addition support while also increasing productivity and production of select crops. It will do so by increasing productivity and production of sweet potato roots and vines, and other nutritious crops, and provide improved access to the market. The project will also promote diversified utilization and consumption of potato products amongst SOSPPA members and in current and new markets. Finally, the project will strengthen the organizational capacity and professional performance of the SOSPPA to support their member farmers.
This project will also result in better food, nutrition, and income security. The project will target 2,700 farmers, with 50% women. Moreover, 17,500 caregivers will be provided healthy baby toolkits and trained on their use to improve the feeding of potato puree and other nutritious diets (porridge). The project will harness the experiences of the Uganda Multi-Sectoral Food Security and Nutrition Project (UMFSNP) – GAFSP funded project, and other projects, and build on the ongoing Agriculture Cluster Development Project’s (ACDP) value chain development initiative.
Project StatusUnder Preperation
- World Bank
GAFSP Funding Amount2.40