On August 8th and 9th 2018, at the Farmers Conference Hall in Kampala (Uganda), the Young Farmers' Federation Of Uganda (UNYFA) held its second Annual General Meeting (AGM).
UNYFA, formerly called Uganda National Young Farmers Association, is an umbrella organization for all the agro-based youths in Uganda and was established in 2016 as the youth wing of the Uganda National Farmers’ Federation (UNFFE), that is the farmers’ apex body.
Its main objective is fostering the mobilization and the empowerment of young people in agribusiness by building a strong structure that brings Ugandan youth up to a national level.
Currently, UNYFA represents approximately 20,000 young farmers.
Organized with the support of Germany Farmers’ Association (DBV) and Andreas Hermes Akademie (AHA), the event featured the involvement of 100 delegates (Young Farmers Leaders) from all regions of Uganda.
The theme of this year AGM was “Building the voice of youth in agribusiness through a strong platform and streamlined structures owned by youth”.
The debate covered different topics, and several resolutions were adopted, confirming the UNYFA vision to have a “holistically transformed youth in agriculture for sustainable economy”.