CIDI’s agriculture programs in the central region in Uganda cover the districts of Masaka, Rakai, Mityana, and Mpigi, where a total of 6,480 farmers are reached, organized into 216 groups and formed into 26 associations. In the North Eastern part of the country, CIDI has running agriculture projects in the districts of Soroti, Amuria, Sererem, Napak and Katakwi reaching a total 9,600 farmers that are organized into 180 farmer groups and 8 farmer associations. For the central region, hopes and plans to extend and reach Luwero, Mukono, Kayunga and Buikwe are as well under way, as for the Norht East, CIDI intends to reach up to Ngora district and do more in Katakwi and Napak districts which are on the Teso- Karamoja border.
Picture above: CIDI has establish a farmer association in Katine in Soroti district
The strategic objectives for the agricultural programs of CIDI can be expressed as below:
CIDI has for the last ten years been undertaking agriculture programs that are holistically planned to impart knowledge and skills but also to supply inputs like seeds and farm implements to kick start and /or enhance crop, livestock or fish farming.
Looking into the near future, CIDI under this thematic area has a strategic objective to develop capacity, skills and technologies in agriculture for improved food security and sustainable environment for agricultural production.