- In our area of Namayumba Sub-County and Wakiso District in the far north of Central Uganda, agriculture remains the major source of income with food crop income being the principle source of livelihood. However, many small holder farmers including myself have for long been food insecure, poor and trapped in a situation of peonage. So it was in the year 2013, when I sufficed
to ask myself why in a country like Uganda so lush and ripe for agriculture people should be food insecure! And food insecurity is a complex issue, where for Uganda this includes key issues such as low productivity, limited access to markets, infrastructure and poor nutrition practices. My immediate answer was that something small is just missing. And as many people are crying foul for increased agricultural funding from the central government, I zeroed down to something small “organization”. Yes I defended by sentiment with a saying that the future belongs to the organized. Thus the lack of unity and the benefits of unity are what motivated me to start-up NAMPYA to organize and bundle small holder farmers together for quality and bulk production and to attract the youth into agriculture.