From subsistence farming to commercial farming in Uganda | Trias
Home / Most urgent cases / From subsistence farming to commercial farming in Uganda
From subsistence farming to commercial farming in Uganda

Uganda is one of the poorest countries in the world. In the fight against hunger, most of the population are dependent on subsistence farming. Most farmers earn no more than ten euros a month and more than half of the women are illiterate. It can seem almost foolish to dream of a better existence.

Step 1: We unite entrepreneurial farmers

Change is driven by the farmers' associations that Trias supports. The farmers – both men and women – learn how to work together on research, cultivation guidance, marketing, chain development, etc.

Step 2: We give assistance to the farmers

Under the guidance of Trias, thousands of Ugandan rice farmers are seeing their yields increase by two to five tonnes per hectare. Maize growers are tripling their yields, from 1.5 to 4.5 tonnes per hectare. Their children can now go to school and some farmers are building brick houses. With each success, the farmers’ self-confidence rises.

Step 3: The farmers discover the market

In the past, Uganda's smallholder farmers didn't dare set foot in the capital city of Kampala. Today, more and more farmers believe in themselves and in their dreams. They are no longer content to have their fate decided by intermediaries: they are exploring the market themselves!

Thanks for sharing your dreams with us!

Support us, as a private individual

By making a one-off donation you support the self-development of disadvantaged farmers in Uganda.

Support us, as an organisation

We would be delighted to develop a customised support package for businesses or other organisations that would like to help farmers in Uganda move forward. Give Koen Brebels a call on +32 (0)2 548 01 26.

Other projects

Should Ugandan youth allow themselves to dream?
In Uganda, the average woman still has six children, as they are the best guarantee for a careless pension. Trias aims to help young people to make their own dreams come true.
Will we give youths prospects for the future?
In the north of Tanzania, less than 3% of the working population receives a fixed pay. Young people who do not make their own way are heading into a bleak future. Not a pleasant prospect...
Farmers, stockbreeders and wild animals under pressure
In the arid north of Tanzania, rising population and scarce natural resources require fields, grazing areas and migratory routes for wild animals to be more clearly defined.