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.