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UAA-POWER OF VOICES PARTNERSHIP UGANDA

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01/21 - 12/25

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Uganda Agribusiness Alliance (UAA) was established in 2014, as a not-for-profit multi-stakeholder partnership and members-based organisation, to catalyse sustainable investment and growth in the Ugandan agricultural and agri-allied industry. We work withagriculture stakeholders to identify and coordinate solutions to address systemic bottlenecks which affect agribusiness development across the country. Where action on such solutions cannot be coordinated UAA will step in to fill the gap. Our passion is to help Ugandan agribusinesses of all sizes to thrive. We achieve this by, among others, influencing policy-making, inform business decisions, support entrepreneurial activity, share best practices, facilitate collaboration and engage stakeholders beyond commercial objectives. The Uganda FAIR for ALL programme will be implemented by Oxfam in Uganda and partners, aiming to: 1) Enhancing women’s access to local,regional and global value chains (agriculture, specific focus on coffee and horticulture) by strengthening their organizations and capacity to influence stakeholders in value chains, including public actors, for more inclusive policies and constituencies on production practices; 2) Strengthen women’s participation and leadership through capacity strengthening of women smallholder farmer groups in negotiation skills, policy analysis and advocacy, and market and price analysis; 3) Enhancing space for CSOs, in particular regarding land rights issues. Reviving cooperatives and collective enterprises ofsmallholder farmer producer groups as an alternative business model to mobilize and organize small-scale food producers in agribusiness value chains; 4) Addressing human rights violations in agribusiness, with a focus on compliance with FPIC; and 5) Advocating for a fair tax system and budget transparency, paving theway for pro-poor spending, including investment in agriculture, social protection, basic services and human capital development with linkages to fair trade policies and practices. These objectives will be achieved by supporting civil society to navigate shrinking space; addressing deeply rooted cultural norms against women; strengthening CSOs’ and alliances’ influencing capacities, in particular related to land, fiscal and trade policies, inequality and exclusion; and by strengthening CSOs’ capacities to engage with the private sector. On the PvP project UAA will lead on national level advocacy for small holder food producers participation in horticulture value chains. UAA's contribution will be mainly on Pathway 1 and 2 of the project.

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