The Fresh Fruit Nexus: Sustainable Livelihoods for Refugee and Host Farmers in Northern Uganda

The project aims to catalyse sustainable market development and entrepreneurship in West Nile, Uganda, host to more than 1 million refugees, by training smallholder farmers to grow certified organic fruit and vegetables for export. The development objective is to improve smallholders’ livelihoods through increased income opportunities for refugee and host community farmers, especially women and unemployed youth, creating at least 229 jobs and income opportunities for 1,650 farmers in the fresh fruit and vegetable value chain (contributing to SDG targets 8.5 and 8.6). The commercial objective is to promote an energy efficient and responsible supply chain for organic products to ready-to-sell markets, including Denmark (contributing to SDG targets 8.1 and 8.2), via sea transport to reduce CO2 emissions. It links SDG 8 with the “leaving no one behind” principle through local market development. 

Administrative Partner DanChurchAid (DCA)
Key Commercial Partner Nordic Fruit
Other Partners Lishe
Country Uganda
Sector Agriculture & agro-processing
Open / Closed Open
Duration December 2018 - December 2023
Approval Year 2017