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Farming in Katine

Katine, a rural sub-county in north-east Uganda, has suffered from extreme poverty, civil war and climate change. In 2007, Farm Africa became involved in a partnership with Amref Health Africa, Barclays and Guardian News & Media, to help the community develop.

In 2007, Katine had some of the worst living conditions in the whole of Uganda. This partnership set put to improve the sanitation facilities, health services, education and business opportunities in Katine. 

What we're doing

Farm Africa is empowering the community in Katine by promoting farming as a business - introducing farmers to new techniques and increasing farmers' ability to market their produce. Local cooperatives have been created, helping smallholder farmers to store crops together until the price is right, boosting their profits.

Through the creation of village savings and loans associations, (VSLAs), farmers can save money and access credit schemes so that they can invest in their businesses. 

Who we're working for

In Katine, 2,600 people benefit directly from savings groups, and 69% of these people are women. We're also working directly with over 800 water source committees to improve access to water for around 32 million people living in the region. 

Who we're working with

Farm Africa is working with Amref Health Africa, Barclays, Guardian News & Media, the Katine Joint Farmers Cooperative (KAJOFACO) and the Katine Water Sanitation Association (KAWASA) on this project.