This publication (2011, 28 pages) highlights three approaches that have been effectively employed by some of PELUM Uganda’s member organisations in helping farmers to produce for the market, while maintaining food security. (PPELUM is an acronym for Participatory Ecological Land Use Management).
These approaches include the group approach, market linkages approach and the savings and credit access approach. Also highlighted are ways in which these approaches have been used to empower smallholder farmers to identify and evaluate market opportunities, develop profitable agro-enterprises, and intensify market oriented production.
- Chapter 1 presents the Group Approach, with case studies from Send a Cow Uganda (SACU) and Agency for Integrated Rural Development (AFIRD)
- Chapter 2 presents the Market Linkages Approach, with case studies from National Organic Agricultural Movement in Uganda (NOGAMU), and Community Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI)
- Chapter 3 presents the Savings and credit Approach, with case studies from Organization for Rural Development (ORUDE) and Agency for Accelerated Regional Development (AFARD).