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Uganda

Learning and harvesting along Lake Victoria, Uganda

Skills

The U-Learn project in the Great Lakes Region provides a holisitc package of trainings, skills development and access to finanicial services and more. Read more about the story of David Olyabo, a young fishfarmer in Masese, Uganda and about work safety in fish farming and other sectors of U-Learn.

Uganda

Lessons Learnt, experiences and the methodology of the project «U-Learn» in East Africa

Skills

Swisscontact shares its expert knowledge in two new brochures about its experiences and «Lessons Learnt» in a successful skills development project in the Great Lakes region of East Africa.

Uganda

The Hoima district is turning to cocoa production, the new oil

Cocoa

Hoima district has intensified efforts to improve the quality and quantity of cocoa production because it has a niche market. And now, a modern fermentation unit has been set up, to add value to the crop.

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Linking cows with economic growth - 10 years financial services programme East Africa

Finance Media Release

Innovative leasing models create new opportunities. In the last 10 years, more than half a million Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) have benefited from Swisscontact’s Financial Ser-vices Programme in East Africa. They have increased their incomes on average by 10%. Moving forward, Swisscontact will continue its efforts to increase economic leverage for MSMEs and farmers.

Uganda

The second phase of the U-Learn Project will start in July 2016

Skills

Swisscontact is one of three partners in collaboration with The MasterCard Foundation as part of “Learn, Earn and Save” initiative. The current phase of this project ends June 2016 and has reached over 3800 young people in Uganda and Tanzania.

Uganda

IMU staff and partner participate in an International Cocoa conference.

Cocoa

The world cocoa conference is a global event that brings together actors from governments of cocoa producing, manufacturing and consuming countries and other support organization to deliberate on the key concerns of the sector at a global level.

Uganda

Uganda’s cocoa exports hit Shs 244b ($72.56m) by December 2015

Cocoa

There has been a silent but brawling debate over Uganda’s cocoa export volumes, and the value in particular. Since July 2015, cocoa is ranked the fourth foreign exchange earner after coffee, fish, and tea. 26,412 metric tons of cocoa were exported by December 2015 fetching a total export earnings of [$72.536m] (Shs244.3b). About 25,000 hectares are covered with cocoa trees in Uganda and more than three million cocoa trees were planted from 2004/2005 to 2014/2015. The major contributors to this were the Cocoa Development Project (CDP) and the Inclusive Markets for cocoa and honey project of Swisscontact.

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Switzerland's high-profile presence at the 3rd World Cocoa Conference

Cocoa

Initiated and coordinated by Swisscontact, for the very first time Switzerland presented many of its global sustainable cocoa initiatives at the Third World Cocoa Conference in late May 2016 in the Dominican Republic. Representing Switzerland at its generously decorated stand were SECO, various Chocosuisse member companies, and other institutions such as The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL).

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Expansion of Successful SME Finance Models

Finance

Effective financial services are a basic requirement for successful business development and the promotion of economic growth. In East Africa, Swisscontact is helping to develop functional and stable financial systems by replicating successful models from other projects.

Uganda

Competitive Agriculture in this new Era of Climate Change

Enterprise

In Northern Uganda, rain falls more heavily than in the south, but only for short periods at a time; the dry season lasts much longer. This has serious consequences on agricultural production and calls for innovative approaches to strengthen markets and regional supply chains so that they can be more competitive and less susceptible to the difficult climatic conditions.

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