Uganda - Farm Income Enhancement and Forestry Conservation Programme - Project 2

Project Summary

Approval Date 20 Jan 2016
Signature Date 17 Feb 2016
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31220
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 57,632,773.29
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Farm Income Enhancement and Forest Conservation Programme – Project 2 (FIEFOC-2) is designed within the context of the Government of Uganda’s National Development Plan (NDP) and the long term development strategy, the Vision 2040 both of which promote of agricultural infrastructure and income enhancement. In order to realize the 2040 vision, the project will contribute to improvement of farm incomes, rural livelihoods, food security and climate resilience, sustainable natural resources management and agricultural enterprise development. The project consists of four components namely: (i) Agriculture Infrastructure Development; (ii) Agribusiness Development; (iii) Integrated Natural Resources Management; and (iv) Project Management with a total cost of USD 91.43 million. The project seeks to consolidate and expand the notable achievements of the FIEFOC Programme first phase which was completed in December 2012.

Project Objectives

The overall goal of the Project is to contribute to poverty reduction and economic growth in Uganda through enhanced productivity and commercialization of agriculture. The project specific objective is to improve household incomes, food security, and climate resilience through sustainable natural resources management and agricultural enterprise development.


The target beneficiaries shall be both public and private institutions and individuals associated with the sector. The total population of the 5 districts (Nebbi, Oyam, Butaleja, Kween, and Kasese), based on the 2014 census, is about 1,816,756, 51.7% of whom are women. This population corresponds to about 386,543.8 households. Main target beneficiaries are farmers cultivating rice, cotton, and horticultural crops. According to the Socio-Economic Gender Disaggregated Profile conducted by the Feasibility Study, about 31,000 households from the irrigation schemes will benefit directly of which about 51% are women. The natural resources management Component will provide direct benefits to 300,000 households. Beneficiaries will include communities living in degraded lands, farmers adopting agro-forestry practices, conservation farming, and agribusiness development as well as service providers and Ministry staff who will be trained on sustainable conservation and tree planting practices. The Agribusiness component will create about 1000 alternative livelihood opportunities in addition to the 1400 participants in business skills development programme.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Uganda
Ministry of Water and Environment


IATI identifier 46002-P-UG-AAD-001
Last Update 06 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name LOULSEGED Mekonnen Kifle

Geographic Location

Country Uganda
Coordinates Location Name
0.89076 33.94497 Butaleja District
2.38129 32.50071 Oyyam District