Africa 2000 Network -Uganda (A2N Uganda) is one of the top leading indigenous Non-Governmental organizations in Uganda with over 30 years’ experience in mobilizing, organizing and building the capacity of grassroots small and medium scale farming communities to practice sustainable agriculture as a means to secure their food security and livelihoods.
Africa 2000 Network (A2N) was conceived in 1986 at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly Special Session on the Critical Economic Situation in Africa. It was a project initiated and supported by the United Nations Development Program in 13 African Countries (in East, Central and West Africa) to support community based projects aimed at environmental protection and promotion of ecologically sustainable development for improved livelihoods. Africa 2000 Network started operating in Uganda in 1990 and piloted direct implementation of grassroots projects in the area of sustainable agriculture.
The project was very successful and after an end of project evaluation it was considered appropriate that A2N be established as legal entity whose main objective was to consolidate the achievements of the project through continued mobilisation of grassroots farming communities in Uganda.
Consequently, the project metamorphosed into a National Non-Governmental Organisation in the year 2000, which was formally registered as A2N Uganda in January 2002 with the Ministry of Justice as a company limited by guarantee without share capita (Cert. # 51522) and the NGO Board as a Non-Governmental Organisation (Cert. # S5914/3754) that is independent of the UNDP system.
Over the years of its existence the A2N Uganda has maintained the original philosophy and implementation modality as envisaged by the 1986 General Assembly, which ensures direct involvement of grassroots farmers in processes of development and transformation of their communities, rooted in agriculture.