Strengthening farmer-based organizations
City Star Building Plot 3, 8th Street, Kampala
Mon-Fri: 8am to 5pm Closed on weekends
It is essential for commercializing smallholder farmers to work together as a recognized legalized entity (farmer organization – FO / Farmer based Organizations- FBOs) in order to strengthen their voice for articulating their needs, for lobbying and taking advantage of economies of scale. Accessing the market in more beneficial ways is a major reason for establishing farmer-based organizations.

GSF programs have become increasingly active in facilitating direct linkages between farmers’ groups and commercial buyers, and strengthening the ability of participating farmers to negotiate and fulfill beneficial contractual agreements. We are working with farmer-based organizations to orient members to become more sensitive to market signals (price) to determine their production decisions, adopting best practices to meet grain quality standards, source financial services to expand economic activities, and improve collective bargaining with both input suppliers and output buyers.