Kulika Uganda runs a for-profit agriculture training and value chain linkages project that leverages over 30 years’ experience and relationships from empowering less privileged Ugandans. Kulika provides high quality inputs to farmers, trains them on ecological agriculture practices to increase yield and then off-takes produce for processing and sale. Specifically, Kulika focuses on the maize, beans, soybeans, sunflower, and honey value chains, which are competitively produced in West Nile and Uganda.
Kuliika will expand its agricultural extension services and provide an opportunity for farmers to scale their production and benefit from the value addition of their off-take in the maize, beans, soybean, and sunflower value chains. The provision of training, starter kits, and investment funds for farmer groups would increase food production, food security, and returns on investments. Evidence has shown that Kulika training programs have long-term results in terms of improving quality of produce, yield, and sustainability.
An investment in Kulika has the potential to increase the income of refugees and host community farmers through better agricultural inputs and access to markets. Since agricultural activity in refugee hosting communities continues to grow and is expected to increase significantly, following a shift by development partners from providing food and subsistence aid in kind and transitioning to cash or voucher-based models, demand for agriculture inputs is on the rise and the need for training on sustainable farming practices on small pieces of land is evident. As such, Kulika’s work in scaling their tailored training programs, funding pre-finance the sale of agri-inputs and extending their micro-credit model to more smallholder farmers will significantly benefit refugees and its host community farmers.
Kulika is managed by a Board of Trustees, whose role it is to appoint a Board of Directors, whose responsibility it is to check the management.
The day-to-day business of the organization is managed by the management team.
- Magdalene Ajuma – Executive Director.
- Emmanuel Amen – Project Manager – West Nile.
- Emily Namwaya – Energy Specialist.