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WHAT
WE DO

We strengthen the capabilities of smallholder farmers.

PROGRAMS & PROJECTS.

Agroforestry is the land-use practice in which trees and crops are grown together. The intentional combination of trees and agriculture has multiple positive impacts on social, economic, and environmental networks.

 

Broadly, when well-managed, agroforestry methods increase the productivity of agricultural crops, reduce the need for agriculture inputs such as fertilizers thus reducing costs, and diversify income and food sources for farmers.

We achieve success with a network of programs and participants.

Outgrowers

An out-grower is a type of contract farmer whom we consider partners.

Village Agents

Buyer-linked intermediaries which incentivize farmers to produce quality outputs for the Ugandan market system.

Agroforestry
Farmer Field Schools

A group-based learning process where farmer groups carry out experiential learning activities around agroforestry practices.

ICT for Farmers

We aim to use mobile phone platforms for enhancing connectedness, information sharing, collecting data for research, and linking farmers to financial institutions.

WHAT WE GROW.

Before founding SEE Impact we interviewed thousands of farmers, toured numerous farms, and met with hundreds of non-governmental organizations across East Africa. In general, smallholder farmers reliant on staple crops such as maize, millet, and sorghum are not progressing. They are often at risk from climate and crop failures, living year after year at the same socioeconomic status. While farmers growing trees together with annual crops are making significant strides forward.  Based on our research we were compelled to do agroforestry both for ourselves and for others to replicate. With that in mind, we began the difficult selection process of what to grow. The following provides more information about our main trees and crops.

Cashews

Our goal is to have 10,000 farmers growing cashew within the next five years.

Macadamia

Based on its profit potential alone macadamia is very attractive.

Melia Volkensii

Melia Volkensii is a fast-growing variety of mahogany that is considered a wonder tree.

Bananas

With over 1200mm annual rainfall on our farm, we see that bananas are well suited for our program.

Shea

We are working with women cooperatives to harvest the nuts which provides an income and an economical alternative to cutting the trees.

Fruit

Mango, guava, pomegranate, passion, papaya, avocado, and dragon fruits are among the other perennial crops which we are growing. If you come and visit our farm, we may even make you a fruit salad.

Grains and Pulses

Our annual crops change seasonally but some things we have grown successfully year over year.

Horticulture

Besides income for our business, we want to demonstrate to other farmers the potential for growing fruits and vegetables.

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