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Towards achieving an empowered and self-reliant small-scale farmer - especially women

Eastern and Southern Africa Small-scale Farmers’ Forum (ESAFF) was formed in an effort to create a Forum to bring together small scale farmers into a social movement to influence for favourable agriculture policies and practices at
global, continental, regional, national and local levels.


Since formulation, ESAFF Uganda has become the largest small-scale farmer-led advocacy movement in Uganda with a membership of 12588 small-scale farmer community organisations in 54 districts.


ESAFF Uganda is also part of a bigger network of small scale farmers in the other 15 countries in eastern and southern Africa. ESAFF Uganda is also part of La Via Campesina (LVC) which is the largest peasant organisation in the world.

We are the largest small-scale farmer-led policy influencing movement in Uganda

Our Programs

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Building a strong Small-scale Farmer-led Policy Influencing Movement


Protecting and Promoting Food and Seed Sovereignty


Creating opportunities for Economic Empowerment of small-scale farmers especially women


Influencing public and private sector financing in the Agriculture Sector for Agroecology

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In Uganda, it is estimated that the majority of small-scale farmers have no access to good quality seed hence end up using the poor quality that is readily available to them. Through the Sowing diversity equals Harvesting Security, ESAFF Uganda has supported the construction and equipping of 4 community seed banks in the districts of Omoro, Amuria, Apac and Adjumani. 

These CSBS are designed to conserve, restore, revitalize, strengthen and improve access to Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA) hence improving access to a variety of Plant genetic Resources
(PGR) as well as indigenous knowledge on the management of locally produced varieties. These are locally managed by small-scale farmers who ensure that communities are able to access good quality seed throughout the year.

In this video, ESAFF Uganda interviewed some of the Community Seed Bank leaders and beneficiaries to assess the effectiveness of the CSBs in the communities.

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Plot 266, Muvule Avenue, Buye – Ntinda, Kampala
P.O Box 34420 Kampala – UGANDA

Telephone: +256-393-347195

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"Amplifying small-scale farmers’ voices in policy processes" - especially women
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