NARO through the National Coffee Research Institute (NaCORI) and National Agricultural Research Laboratories (NARL) in partnership with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is implementing a project in Enhancing Resilient and Adaptive Agricultural Livelihoods (ERAAL) by scaling up successful technologies of coffee, maize, and beans. Under Feed, the Future initiative, ERAAL Activity implementing partners are collaborating with USAID Inclusive Agricultural Markets (IAM) to provide support to Agro-processing dealers to provide agro-input information and support to enable increased productivity in coffee, beans, and maize in implementing districts of Kamwenge, Isingiro, Lamwo, Gulu, Oyam. This is because farmers are challenged by getting quality long-lasting agro-inputs for their farms to address poor yields, pests, and diseases affecting their crops.
This collaboration is a gradual handover of roles and services to these service providers to promote sustainability after the project lifespan. This activity is being done by providing quality seeds, affordable/long-lasting agro-inputs, information materials, and training to both farmers and dealers on application with support from United States Agency for International Development.