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