Working towards a decent standard of living for smallholder coffee farmers in the Mount Elgon region

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The GIZ Employment and Skills for Development in Africa (E4D) programme has partnered with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Uganda and Olam Food Ingredients (OFI) to improve the livelihoods of 5,000 coffee farmers in the Mount Elgon region of Uganda.

Instead of blanket support provided through traditional service delivery models, the partnership will co-design a suite of scientifically tested living income strategies, tailored to the diverse needs of coffee farmers in Uganda.

The project, which started in February 2021 and will continue for two and a half years, aims to improve farmers’ livelihood by enabling them to optimize their investment in coffee, earn more from other on-farm activities, and thus reduce the living income gap by 20 percent.

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