Assessment and Profiling Agrarian Policies for Stakeholders’ / Civil Society Engagements

Uganda’s Agrarian policy environment is governed by three line ministries namely MAAIF, MWE, MoFPED who are charged with policy formulation and implementation but in consultation with the relevant stakeholders and in complementarity with other relevant government institutions, farmers, local government , CSOs, PSOs and development partners. It is always assumed that the processes involved in policy formulation and implementation are known to all party involved, which has presented limited inclusiveness and effective implementation of policies at all levels. Whereas some CSOs have made an effort to bridge this gap, they still lack necessary information about the existing agrarian policies and how they are implemented. In order to facilitate effective policy engagements of CSOs and other stakeholders, ACSA has undertaken the assessment and profiling of agrarian Policies with the aim of informing and Strengthening the capacities of the various stakeholders for effective engagements at all levels.

The assessment and profiling highlighted the existing polices and their objectives, Policy status , Challenges during implementation by the ministry , Challenges faced by the farmers during the implementation as well as the practical way forward for CSOs and other stakeholders. This will inform and guide the relevant stakeholders to undertake coordinated policy engagements at all levels and hence creating an enabling environment for farmers and other holders to operate. The study therefore calls upon the different stakeholders to work together to operationalise the policies as well as addressing the policy gaps to a competitive, profitable and sustainable Agriculture sector, hence enabling Uganda achieve food and income security, and environmental health.

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