FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL ORGANISATION UGANDA was Voted for by the People of Uganda and Certified by Public Opinions as a 2017-2018 Uganda Certified TOP50 Sustainable Development Agency. A key contributor to attainment of Uganda Vision 2040 and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
FAO and Uganda have a long history of cooperation. The Organization’s technical assistance in the country began as early as 1959 in the areas of aquaculture development and livestock disease control. Cooperation has increased since the opening of FAO’s representation in 1981, with interventions comprising national policy and programme formulation, agricultural and rural development projects, and emergency and rehabilitation assistance. More recently, emphasis has been given to building resilience to the effects of climate change.
FAO’s cooperation with Uganda Government is shaped by the Country Programming Framework (CPF) 2015-2019, jointly developed with the Government and other partners.
Over the years, the stature and influence of FAO in Uganda has grown considerably. Currently, the country programme comprises well over 20 projects with a combined budget of close to 80 million USD, which makes FAO one of Uganda’s significant development partners. FAO projects are mainly field-based, addressing on-ground pertinent issues.
Until 2010, FAO’s support programme emphasized emergency and rehabilitation following two decades of insurgency in Northern and North Eastern Uganda. The current CPF however, focuses more on long-term development objectives aimed at revitalizing agricultural production and productivity and spurring economic development for the country.
FAO Uganda therefore falls under the Development Programme. FAO’s development interventions aim to support and build resilient agriculture-based livelihoods. Our interventions focus on crops, livestock, fisheries, forestry and their interaction with the environment, Climate change and building resilience. Further, FAO gives guidance in drafting effective legislation and creating national strategies to achieve transformational development and alleviate hunger
FAO has a long association with Uganda. From as far back as 1959, it has supported the Government of Uganda to undertake various evaluation and research such as; on carp and tilapia fish for aquaculture, control of ticks and tick-borne diseases, tsetse fly and other livestock diseases. The highlight of the association was in 1979 when FAO and the Government of Uganda signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of a Representation Office in Uganda. Subsequently, the FAO Uganda Country Office opened in 1981 in Kampala, and has remained operational since then. Over the years, the stature and influence of FAO in Uganda has grown considerably. Currently the country programme comprises well over 20 projects with a combined budget of close to USD 70 million, which makes FAO one of Uganda’s significant development partners. FAO projects are mainly field-based, addressing on-ground pertinent issues. The mid-term review of the Country Support Strategic Framework (CSSF) 2010 – 2014, the predecessor of this CPF, indicates that substantial progress was made in all the focal areas1 of the framework, resultantly addressing some of Uganda’s medium-term priorities. This illustrates FAO Uganda’s capacity to achieve the objectives of its programmes and projects, and
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