Creating gainful employment for youth along the agricultural value chain
Young Farmers Champions Network (YOFCHAN) is a network of young farmers champions working together as agricultural ambassadors and role models in local communities of Uganda. 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, among others. 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
Integrity and Ethics
THEORY OF CHANCE
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.
Young Farmers Champions Network signs a letter of agreements with Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations
The letter of agreement is meant to 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.
Young Farmers Champions Network wins SOCAP17 Social entrepreneur scholarship.
July 10th 2017
We are excited to announce that Young Farmers Champions Network was selected as a winner of the SOCAP17 Social entrepreneur scholarship. He joins a team of other 125 promising entrepreneurs who will be coming to SOCAP from 32 countries across the globe. Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) recognizes these innovative entrepreneurs for their commitment to building businesses that will create a positive impact in their communities and across the world.
Ugandan Farmer scoops Echoing Green Global Fellowship 2016, New York City, USA
April 2nd 2016
Tumwebaze Khamutima, The C.E.O of Young Farmers Champions Network has scooped the 2016 Echoing Green Global Fellowship
Echoing Green identifies tomorrow’s transformational leaders today. Through its Fellowships and other innovative leadership initiatives, 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.
Through our annual competitive champions fellowship, we gather the selected champions into a two weeks in-residence fellowship and six months out of residence mentorship. In the in-residence phase, youth are equipped with skills in group dynamics, record keeping, financial literacy, good agronomic practices, post harvest handling, business plan and strategic plan development and in the out of residence phase, champions are linked to mentors in their areas of interest.