Uganda - North -West Smallholder Agricultural Development Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 15 Dec 1999
Signature Date 20 Nov 2000
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2009
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2009
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 17,484,411.8
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Smallholder Agricultural Development Project addresses the pressing issue of poverty reduction in the North West Region of Uganda. The project focuses on enhancing food crop production, with which the beneficiaries are familiar and also encourages private supply systems for the inputs so that the technologies, once established, can be sustained. It is articulated around five components: (i) Production Enhancement Component, which aims to improve land and labour productivity by increasing crop yields per hectare, encouraging more profitable crop combinations and expanding cultivated area per household; (ii) Marketing Opportunities Component which aims to expand market opportunities, reduce marketing losses and enhance the market value of commodities; (iii) Rural Infrastructure Component, which aims to improve rural access roads linking farms to markets and market infrastructures; (iv) Micro Credit and (v) Support for Coordination and Management. The project will be implemented over a five-year period.

Project Objectives

The project aims to contribute towards achieving reduction in poverty by enhancing food security and increased household incomes of smallholders throughout the North West Region. The project’s objective is to improve agricultural productivity in the Region, consistent with the government policies of sustainable economic growth with regional equity and poverty reduction.


The project will directly target 51,000 farm families but in general will benefit over 200,000 households or about 1.24 million rural persons in the project area.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Uganda
Ministry of Agriculture - Forestry


IATI identifier 46002-P-UG-AA0-014
Last Update 22 Nov 2020


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Geographic Location

Country Uganda