Uganda National Young Framers’ Association is an initiative of Uganda National Farmers’ Federation, started in 2015 as an umbrella organization for all agro-based youths in Uganda and it began operations in 2016 with the main objective of improving livelihoods of youths in Uganda under well-established structures which foster building of a vibrant team of young farmers to fit into the national farmers’ union (UNFFE).
In many of our farmer groups / farmers’ based organizations, it has been realized that youths are sometimes integrated in their activities but have peculiar interests that may need particular attention in their development processes.
This became a basis for evolution of UNYFA to provide a platform for these youths where they can express their particular interests and forge a way forward. It’s because youths have the propensity to move with the changing dynamics of the world and are capable of formulating or becoming strong leaders of farmer based organizations. If Uganda is to realize development, the youths need to be involved in development programs so as to reduce the dependency syndrome and to transform the youth groups into a productive force.