UCA Major Partners in Cooperative Development
In the revival and strengthening of the Cooperative movement in Uganda, UCA has closely worked with many development partners including:
- International Cooperative Alliance (ICA)
- International Cooperative Agricultural Organization (ICAO)
- International Labour Organization-(ILO)
- Vi-Agro forestry
- Self-Help Africa (SHA)
- Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE)
- Agriterra – Uganda
- International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
- Techno Serve / United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
- Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development
- Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry & Fisheries (MAAIF)
- Swiss Contact
- Eastern Africa Farmers’ Federation (EAFF)
Working Relationship with the Government of Uganda and the Academia:
Basing on UCA’s outstanding better performance and geographical coverage through our regional offices across the country, Ministries and other Government agencies are implementing government programs in partnership with UCA. Some of these programs include but not limited to:
- Community Agriculture Infrastructure Improvement Program (CAIIP) that focuses on assisting farmers with storage and Agro-processing equipment for better marketing.
- Increased production, productivity, quality and better marketing of Coffee in Uganda. (UCA-Uganda Coffee Development Authority- MOU)
- Agricultural Technology and Agri-business Advisory Services(ATAAS) in carrying out profiling of farmer organizations, capacity assessment and development of training material
- Capacity building of SACCOs to be able to provide affordable financial services to their members: Financial inclusion in rural areas (PROFIRA)
- UCA is working with the academia: Makerere University on the Africa Institute for Strategic Resource Services and Development (AFRISA) program that focuses on nurturing a young, healthy and productive entrepreneurial generation through transformative skills, technology, innovations, community service and Academic-Community-Public-Private Partnerships (ACP3).
- In addition, UCA has partnered with Makerere University Business School in implementing PROFIRA program.