Our History.

Advocacy Coalition for Sustainable Agriculture (ACSA) is a registered national network of organizations promoting sustainable agriculture, agricultural market development, research and advocacy among smallholder farmers.

Founded in 2006, after a series of studies which were conducted by Misereor – Germany on Uganda’s agrarian policy environment in relation to smallholder farmers, ACSA aims at increasing understanding of policy issues affecting member organizations and smallholder farmers in Uganda.

The studies highlighted that CSOs were playing a big role in the area of food security but with limited knowledge on agrarian policies, Budgeting process and hence inability to guide SHFs in the identified areas. The CSOs then included; Caritas Kampala, Rural Community In Development (RUCID), Caritas Masaka Diocese Development Organization (Caritas MADDO), Caritas Kabale, Hoima Caritas Development Organization (HOCADEO), Agency For Integrated Development (AFIRD), National Organic Agriculture Movement Of Uganda (NOGAMU) and Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM).

Over the years the Coalition has grown under the support of Misereor – Germany from the eight founding institutions (Core group members) to more than 24 national, international and local organizations.

ACSA has witnessed phenomenal growth, particularly in membership and field staff.

Our Mission

To empower civil society organizations working with small holder farmers to demand for favorable policy environment for sustainable agriculture through advocacy, research, capacity building and information dissemination.

Our Vission

An empowered small-holder farmers’ community working in a favorable social, economic and political environment.

Our Objectives

– Improve the capacity of member organizations to advocate for farmer-friendly policies and programs that addresse the challenges of their enterprises.

– Support member organizations and their vulnerable groups in their efforts to promote sustainable agriculture and market access.

– To develop strategic partnerships with other actors with the aim of promoting and developing members’ sustainable agricultural enterprises.

– To promote practices that will assist farmers to adapt to climate change and establish conditions that increase agroecosystem resilience to stress.