Connect Farmers' Worldwide Inc. (COWAFI)

(Unverified non-profit organisation)

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BACKGROUND

COWAFI was established in 2008 in Lira district with aim of engaging rural farmers groups into partnerships to produce crops identified by COFAWI for the different investors based on what is demanded in the market. COFAWI was incorporated with the registrar this year 2016 as an independent institution ready to work with any investor.

ITS VISION
Enable production of quality agricultural products that meet the Regional/ International market standards.
ITS MISSION
It is committed to improving standards of farming and marketing in Uganda through innovations, applied research, education and community-based services.
ITS VALUES
Its values are geared towards creating hope for the future through:
 Accountability for our clients
 Commitment to excellence
 Compassion for our customers
 Creating hope in the community
 Innovation in our approaches
 Integrity in our dealings
 Investing in people and services

OBJECTIVES
•Increasing household incomes and improving quality of life for poor subsistence farmers.
• Improving household food security through the market.
• Promoting sustainable use and management of the environment and natural resources.
• Providing gainful employment.

CONSULTATION FUNCTION
Consultation consists of, on the one hand, communicating farmers’ view of their situation and that of the agricultural sector, and on the other, participating in influencing the formulation of agricultural policy and the options to be considered in rural development.
And should give farmers’ institutions the right to sit in all decision-making bodies examining agricultural questions, from the local to the national level.
To properly exercise this function, farmers’ institutions should have the capacity to:

 obtain up-to-date information on production channels, the different categories of farmers, and to analyze the micro and macroeconomic factors which determine their activities;
 formulate, with the participation of farmers, proposals to improve the condition of different categories of farmers, and production channels;

Year established

2006

Organisation annual cash turnover (in US$ equivalent)

1 million - 100 million

Participant in relevant networks

COFAWI networks with Ministry of Agriculture, World food organization and Lira District Local Government.

About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Doing business with the poor; Standards and guidelines...show all (6)

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Uganda

Global issues

Agriculture, aquaculture and forestry; Community development; Job creation and...show all (13)

Business sectors

Accounting and management services; Advocacy and legal services; Agriculture and...show all (23)

Disasters

Central African Republic; Sudan; Somalia; Congo; Zimbabwe; Kenya; East Africa Drought