Training Uganda’s farmers of the future

Uganda’s population is young, but as unemployment is high many young people are struggling to make a living. At the same time, Uganda’s agriculture sector needs practically trained young agripreneurs and labourers. NGO AVSI trains young Ugandans to become the agripreneurs and agricultural employees of the future.


Uganda’s agriculture sector offers many opportunities for young farmers. And yet, not many consider becoming a farmer. The Skilling Youth for Employment in Agri-business (SKY) project and its successor Skilling in Agripreneurship for increased Youth Employment (SAY) show Ugandans farming is a great career choice for ambitious young people who want to earn a decent living. These projects ensure young people gain practical skills and knowledge, in close cooperation with local and Dutch agribusinesses and education and training institutes.

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This article was first published on 24 March 2022 on


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