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Hoima District Leaders pledge to integrate Better Farming Better Me Project Model into their District Plan for next year

Hoima District Leaders pledge to integrate Better Farming Better Me Project Model into their District Plan for next year

Hoima District, August 26, 2015:     The leadership pf Hoima District has pledged to fully support the Better Farming Better Me project aimed at supporting tobacco farmers to diversify from tobacco growing to other alternatives.  Addressing a team from CTCA and Resilient Africa Network (RAN) that is in the district to carry out a baseline and needs finding survey, the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Mr. Mark Tivu promised to incorporate the model into the district plan so as to widen the scope. He welcomed the project saying that it was long overdue. The Better Farming, Better Me Project  will be implemented in conjunction with Good Leisure Farm and is aimed at introducing Kroiler chicken farming and high yield maize as alternative enterprises to tobacco farming.  It will be introduced as a pilot in two sub-counties, focusing on three parishes from each of the sub-counties.  Read more

Demand reduction measures
             Price and Tax Measures

                   Tobacco Economics
                   Health Economics

             Non Price Measures
Pictorial Health Warnings (PHWs)

Supply reduction Measures

                   Illicit Trade

CTCA’s Achievements during Phase I ( July 2011-July 2014)

The period July 2011- July 2014 covered Phase I of CTCA’s operations, while October 2014- December 2017 covers Phase II of the Centre’s operations. During  Phase I, CTCA focused on six areas of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC); Smoke free environments, Pictorial Health Warnings, Ban on Tobacco Advertising, Sponsorship and Promotion ( TAPS), legislation, Tobacco Industry Monitoring and Alternative Livelihoods.    The target countries included; Angola, Kenya, Mauritania, South Africa and Uganda. 

During Phase I, CTCA attained the following key achievements: 

•Development of a functional institution with a governance structure, systems and processes.

•Developed good knowledge of the Tobacco Control landscape in Africa, understands what works and what does not, and has developed expertise, tools and resources to build capacity for tobacco control at country level.

•CTCA supported the development of tobacco control policies and strategic plans  in Mauritania , Uganda, Angola and Gambia

•Facilitated Development of Pictorial Health Warnings ( PHWs) in Kenya and South Africa 

•Supported Tobacco Control bills/ legislative processes in Uganda, Mauritania and Angola. 

•Spearheaded tax increase for tobacco products in Uganda 2013/2014

• Provided support for establishment of coordination mechanism for tobacco control in Uganda and Kenya

•Provided technical support  for the development of Regulations to Rwanda 

•Supported the process of  validation of the smoke free environments law in Gambia

•Supported Tanzania legislators to bench mark the Tobacco control legislative process in Uganda as well as the process of transiting to Alternative Livelihoods.


Pictorial health warnings HIGHEST achievements 2012-2013

Economically viable alternative activities HIGHEST achievements 2012-2013


Smoke Free Environments

Tax Groups in most Popular brand

TIM - Status Africa

WHO-FCTC status in Africa

WHO-ITP and Trade status in Africa




Centre For Tobacco Control in Africa
P.O Box 7072 Kampala Uganda 
Tel: +256 312 202 374 /5
Email: ctca @ ctc-africa.org
Physical Address: 
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