About us

The Young Farmers’ Federation of Uganda (UNYFA)

UNYFA is an umbrella body for young farmers in Uganda, established in 2016, and launched in June 2017, as a duly incorporated member-based organization, with registration number 80020000478713 under section 18(3) of Companies Act 2012. The organisation has 54 members r registered as District Young Farmers’ Associations (DYFAs), farmer youth groups and school agricultural clubs, with a total of over 35000 individual young farmers across the country.

Our Drive

UNYFA is driven by the desire to have a holistically transformed youth in agriculture for a sustainable economy: its target group is of youth between 12 to 39 years of age who are rural and/or urban agro-based and young farmers in and out of school/ Institutions. Due to diverse interests of farmer groups/farmers’ based organizations, young farmers need specific training; UNYFA provides platforms for these youths where they can express and acquire tailor-made training.

Reason Why

It’s because youths have the propensity to move with the changing dynamics of the world and are capable of formulating and taking lead in farmer-based organizations. If Uganda is to realize development, the youth need to be involved in development programs so as to reduce the dependency syndrome and to transform youth groups into a productive force.

What We Stand For

Our Vision:

A holistically transformed youth in agriculture for a sustainable economy.

Our Mission:

To mobilize and empower youth in agriculture for social-economic development.

Our Objectives:

  • To establish a young farmers’ association as a mouthpiece for young farmers in Uganda.
  • The government prioritizes agricultural development in consideration of youths.
  • Youths are advocates for their entitlements and surrounding communities.
  • Youth are gainfully employed especially in the agriculture sector.

Our Values:

• Team work
• Transparency /Accountability
• Commitment
• Honesty
• Being Exemplary
• Respect for all
• Sacrifice