The DINU programme Registers Milestones Amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic


“Through farming, I can provide for my husband and seven children. I have also completed a three-roomed house worth UGX 8,285,000. This money came from selling beans, cotton, and simsim totaling to UGX 8,600,000 to Gulu Agriculture Development Company (GADC) and one big bull worth UGX1,200,000.” Narrates fifty-seven-year Aryemo Margaret. Margaret is among the 1,229 “Inclusive Market-based Development for Smallholder Farmers in Northern Uganda in Kitgum District who garnered about 3.2bn from sesame and cotton sales between November and December 2020. Each farmer earned about UGX 2.4M from the sale of sesame and cotton through the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU) consortium partner GADC according to the report. Margaret’s story and several others were shared with the CARE International in Uganda Country Director, Apollo Gabazira during a three-day visit to the DINU programme sites in Karamoja and Acholi sub-regions. Apollo expressed gratitude to all the stakeholders for their support that has enabled the “Inclusive Market-based Development for Smallholder Farmers in Northern Uganda” grant action to register milestones amidst the unprecedented COVID19 pandemic.

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