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NDF Continues Support to Climate Resilience, Natural Resource Management and Agribusiness in Uganda


NDF Board approved a EUR 5.25 million grant for the second phase of the Farm Income Enhancement and Forest Conservation Project (FIEFOC 2).

FIEFOC 2 follows on the first phase of the FIEFOC project which was implemented between 2006 and 2012 and funded jointly by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and NDF.

FIEFOC 2 is, by design, a strategic response to the impacts of climate change in Uganda. It will enable project beneficiaries and communities to transition from predominantly rain-fed and climate-vulnerable, subsistence agriculture to more sustainable, productive and climate-resilient agricultural models.

The overall cost of the project is approximately USD 91.7 million, including approximately USD 5.9 million from NDF (EUR 5.25 million), USD 76.7 million from the AfDB and USD 9.1 million from the Government of Uganda. This includes development of 5 new small- and medium-scale agricultural irrigation schemes covering districts in the East, West and North of the country together with integrated delivery of capacity building in agribusiness and natural resources management.

NDF support will also finance the first ever pilot of the AfDB’s ENABLE Youth challenge fund initiative for engaging the next generation of young entrepreneurs in the growth of the rural economy. The initiative aims at steering youth and women “agri-preneurs” into the agricultural sector by supporting the growth and establishment of sustainable agribusinesses in FIEFOC 2 project areas.

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