Review of extension systems in Uganda

A key informant’s survey (KIS) was undertaken to understand the extension system in Uganda. The survey sought to determine the existing extension structure, and approaches used by various agencies to disseminate agricultural technologies, information and skills to farmers, as well as the policy context within which such processes take place. The key informant interviews were conducted with government extension staff at National, district and sub-county levels. Extension personnel from Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) were also interviewed. Findings from this study will inform the ‘Trees for Food Security’ project on different extension methods and their suitability in scaling up/out agroforestry practices in Uganda.

Review of seeds and seedlings systems in Uganda

Supporting the development of superior tree seed sector in Uganda can substantially contribute to improved food security and smallholder farmers’ livelihood improvement through development of the seed and seedling system. The interventions should explore variation among seed value chains with the aim of making seed programmes and policies more coherent with farmers’ practices by contributing to food security, livelihood improvement through the promotion of tree seed entrepreneurship, and biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of the forest products and services. This study is designed towards contributing to one of the outputs of T4FS Project: Developing recommendations for improving tree seed and seedling systems in Uganda.