ECAATP Project

  • THE EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICA AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION PROJECT (ECAAT-P P162416)
    East and Central Africa Agricultural Transformation Project will, from Uganda???s perspective, cover seven commodities, namely commodities earlier under the closed East African Agricultural Productivity Project (EAAPP): Cassava which Uganda hosts its Centre of Excellence (CoE) in the region), Rice (CoE in Tanzania), Wheat (CoE in Ethiopia) and dairy (CoE in Kenya) and the new commodities: beans, potato and beef. All these commodities will not only support income generation but also enhance regional food security. In addition, by promoting iron and zinc rich Bean varieties and vitamin- A rich cassava varieties which have been developed by NARO, there will be reduced nutrition deficiency in the region. Without food security, regional integration will not be possible when the population is hungry or malnourished.
    Project Components
    The project has the following components:
    Component 1: Regional Commodity Programs
    Component 2: Enabling Policies and Improving Access to Markets
    Component 3: Contingency Emergency Response
    Component 4: Regional Coordination and National Project Management