Young Farmers Champions Network (YOFCHAN) is a network of rural young farmers champions working together as agricultural ambassadors and role models in rural communities.
It was founded by successful young farmers as a platform to use their power and advocate for enabling environment, promote agriculture as a cool and gainful business among the youth.
YOFCHAN identifies young entrepreneurs who have developed cutting-edge innovations in agricultural value chains to act as role models to inspire and build the capacity of their fellow youth.
The approach uses “nuclear youth champions” as hubs: other youth can form groups around these champions for continuous learning/knowledge sharing, collective bargaining and negotiating for better policies, enable youth to access finance, land and markets. Sustainability is ensured because the nuclear champions are passionate about working in groups and supporting communities.
A generation of empowered youth championing agribusiness
Improve enabling environment for young farmers in East Africa
The young farmer champion model is a producer-driven model where a progressive youth in a given geographical area acts as the focal point for other youth to access markets, advisory services, financial services and access to input markets. The youth champion in this model inspires other youth to produce, add value and market their products”. YOFCHAN hopes to continue working with Government of Uganda and all other interested parties to scale up this initiative to create a brand of agripreneurs who will act as champions aimed at causing transformations in the agriculture sector and communities where they come from.
YOFCHAN’s C.E.O Tumwebaze Khamutima selected for OFID Scholarship for One Young World Summit 2018
Young Farmers Champions Network-YOFCHAN’s C.E.O Tumwebaze Khamutima, been selected for the OFID Scholarship to attend the upcoming One Young World Summit 2018 in The Hague, Netherlands.
Khamutima joins passionate young leaders from all over the world who will descend on The Hague for the summit, which brings together the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organisations.
Young Farmers Champions Network nominated for the young achievers award 2018
August 22nd 2018
We are excited to announce that Young Farmers Champions Network has been nominated for the 2018 young achievers award in the category of farming and agro-processing. He will be competing with Fiona Rukwanzi of Nyunya, Bazil Mwota of AgroDuuka, Edward Mukiibi of Developing Innovations in School Cultivation and Jean Onyait of Akellobanker.
YOFCHAN signs a letter of agreements with Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations
July 18th 2017
The letter of agreement is meat produce, achieve and or deliver the following outputs:
Data on hazardous work in priority value chains in the agriculture sectors collected.
Quality data on hazardous work in priority value chains entered into the database for analysis.
Data set on hazardous work in priority value chains
Progress reports on the activities undertaken including lessons learnt.
Ugandan Farmer scoops Echoing Green Global Fellowship 2016, New York City, USA
May 5th 2016
Tumwebaze Khamutima, The C.E.O of Young Farmers Champions Network has scooped the 2016 Echoing Green Global Fellowship. Echoing Green spots emerging leaders and invests deeply in their success to accelerate their impact. It accelerates leading social change talent, investing deeply in visionaries serving communities all over the world.