BRIGHT is building resilience of 100,000 highland farm households in Uganda to economic and climate-related shocks by supporting households in inclusive farm-planning and decision-making, introducing appropriate climate-smart agriculture techniques and technologies to strengthen local farming systems, ensuring natural resource conservation and development of strategic value chains.
BRIGHT is building resilience of 100,000 highland farm households in Uganda to economic and climate-related shocks
The project will draw on in-house expertise on integrated farm household planning, sustainable seeds systems development, climate-smart agriculture, market systems development, and natural resource conservation being successfully deployed in Burundi, Mozambique, and South Sudan. The multi-pronged approach, with inclusive household farm planning and decision-making at its centre, aims to tackle a number of the multitude of challenges smallholder farmer households are faced with to ensure long-term ecological and economic sustainability and growth.
- Increased resilience and income of 100,000 smallholder farming households
- 100,000 acres of farmland converted to sustainable use
BRIGHT will build on the Resilient Efficient Agribusiness Chains (REACH) program, through which IFDC, together with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Uganda and other partners, contributed to the development of seed potato systems in Uganda. BRIGHT will also draw on regional expertise including on Integrated Farm Planning and natural resource management as developed in the Supporting Agricultural Production in Burundi (PAPAB), which ran from 2015-2019, and the Projet d’Appui pour une Gestion Responsable et Intégrée des Sols (PAGRIS), 2020-2024, projects in Burundi.
BRIGHT is implemented in cooperation with Agriterra, the Uganda Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO), district local governments, and private sector partners.