Seed Loans/Food Security
Uganda Rural Fund purchases seeds from local farmers who have produces in abundance. In doing so, we support the local farmers to earn income from their produce at a fair market price. URF in turn donates the seeds to poor families, widows and orphans’ homes so they can grow enough produce for food and sale off the surplus to earn some income.
At the end of the season considering how the harvest turns out, the families who received see donations are expected to give back a portion of their harvest to URF. We then re-distribute these seeds to other needy families. Through encouraging the spirit of giving back, the program becomes self-sustaining and create a long-sustained impact in the lives of many families in rural areas.
What Seeds commonly distributed?
Most people in the region where we serve, grow:
- Soya beans
- Groundnuts (planters)