Learning from farmer organisations

This booklet shows the results of the first “cluster” put together by the Experience Capitalization project implemented by CTA in different parts of the world – a group made up of representatives of some of the farmer organisations working in East Africa: the Uganda National Farmers Federation, the Kenya National Farmers Federation, the Kenya Livestock
Producers Association, MVIWATA in Tanzania, and also of the East Africa Farmers Federation. Not knowing much about “experience capitalization”, they came together for a first workshop in Nairobi at the end of 2016 – and they all started their own capitalization process. CTA’s objective was that participants would not just discuss the concepts and principles behind the capitalization approach, but that they would work together with their colleagues back home and complete the process within a few months. What follows are the first results of these processes.

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    1. Service delivery mechanisms
    Trade fairs for better agricultural practices
    Maize shelling: A golden opportunity in the battle to improve livelihoods and food security
    Ugandan farmers demand quality agricultural inputs
    Djibouti opens its door to Kenyan dairy goats
    A more sustainable and productive land management approach
    2. Virtual systems and e-services
    Farmers benefit from drought insurance in Uganda
    The benefits of providing agricultural advisory services
    3. Political leadership
    Overcoming the challenge of land access for young farmers
    Smallholder farmers engage government: the Kenya National Farmers Federation at Work
    4. Business management
    Rural tourism enhances smallholder farmer livelihoods
    Value chains transform Kenyan farmer groups into entrepreneurial entities
    Building the capacity of Kenya’s farmer organisations
    Village saving and loans associations transform youth in Uganda

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Learning from farmer organisations