To increase the incomes and improve the livelihoods of targeted smallholder cocoa farmers and beekeepers in Uganda, Swisscontact is implementing the Dynamic Markets for Farmers - Sustainable Cocoa and Honey Uganda project. The project also seeks to improve the production knowledge and skills for indirect beneficiary farmers engaged in the cocoa and beekeeping sectors in Uganda.
The four-year project is part of the Swisscontact Development Programme, which is co-financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA. It will be implemented across 12 target districts in Uganda
The project aims to partner with 10 private sector SMEs and the public sector to improve the accessibility of 11,556 smallholder farmers (8,000 cocoa farmers and 3,556 beekeepers) to production and marketing products and services. It also intends to improve the capacity of 14,400 indirect beneficiary smallholder farmers (10,000 cocoa farmers and 4,400 beekeepers).
Swisscontact is a leading organization for the implementation of international development projects. We promote inclusive economic, social and ecological development to make an effective contribution towards sustainable and widespread prosperity in developing and emerging economies. Swisscontact has a global presence in 39 countries including 9 countries in the Central, East, and South Africa (CESAF) region.
Swisscontact has implemented projects in Uganda since 1997. Our current project portfolio focuses on sustainable agriculture, skills development, and trade.