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Uganda and Tanzania transforming the horticulture sector through inclusive business models
Horticulture is one of the few opportunities for small scale farmers to find a route out of poverty, Rikolto currently is working in Uganda and Tanzania with over 3,000 horticulture farmers to support inclusive business development to unveil their potential to transform the sector towards sustainability.
Sustainability as the key to strong and competitive rice markets in Tanzania and Uganda
Significant business opportunities remain for rice farmers. Future investments must enable smallholder farmers and processors to build their businesses in a sustainable way and to acquire new skills.
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Finding new ways to promote sustainable rice cultivation in covid-19 times
East Africa Food Trade project - Completed
Smallholders produce around 80-90% of maize, rice and other staples in East Africa, many are net buyers of staples, with less than a third selling their produce. Through the establishment of Village Stores, organising collective sales and other initiatives, market access of the farmers improved significantly.
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Farmers have been earning 8 million dollars in the past two years