Gulu District Farmers Association (GDFA) was formed in l992 with the objective of mobilizing the farming community to have one voice under one independent umbrella organization. GDFA is also a registered member of the Uganda National Farmers Federation, the umbrella body for all farmer organizations in Uganda. The association operates in the whole of Gulu district. Currently, the total membership stands at 8,200 members.
GDFA is dedicated to eradicating poverty in the smallholder’s farmer’s households where the majority of the region’s poorest people live. Our focus is on poor, marginalized and vulnerable rural people. These are small farmers, landless people, laborers, herders, fishers and small scale entrepreneurs who depend on agriculture and related activities to survive. We give special attention to gender differences and to empower women, who account for a disproportionate number of the households extremely poor.
A sustainable farmers’ organization contributing to agricultural development
To improve farmers’ knowledge and skills on appropriate agricultural technologies; value addition and marketing
Improved agricultural production and productivity in Gulu District by 2014
• Enhance increased production through adoption of sustainable appropriate technologies
• Enhance market oriented production for increased household income and food security.
• Enhance farmer access to quality and affordable inputs
• Enhance sustainability of the organization