National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA Uganda



YETA is an Innovation in response to Mastercard Foundation Call to Action to provide economic opportunities for youth in Africa.

This intervention fits in to the Government of Uganda Vision 2020 of ensuring that all families earn at least 20 million shillings per year.

Project Goal

Youth in northern Uganda and Midwestern Uganda develop sustainable commercial enterprises.

By the project close, the project envisages at least 20,000 participating youth owning commercially viable businesses on and off the farm


  1. Youth Association’s formed and strengthened
  2. Youth Association members have improved well-being and confidence through enhanced foundational skills
  3. Youth association members have increased access to financial services
  4. Youth Association members develop the technical and Entrepreneurial skills to launch their businesses


The project has so far scored a number of achievements including but not limited to;

  • Baseline assessment
  • Value chain analysis-SIX key value chains
  • 27,130 youth reached in 813 YAs.
  • Launching 583 YA Incubation and many individual businesses
  • Supported registration of 746 YA’s at local government level
  • Formation of one youth cooperative
  • Improved access to RH services through referral system.
  • 3,739 youth start Community Based Solution Provider(CBSP) businesses.
  • Improved confidence and character traits of participating youth
  • Signing of Memorandum of Understanding with 28 Private sector actors willing to support Y.E.T.A intervention

Strategy 2015-2020

  1. YETA IS designed to create long-term engagement by integrating numeracy, literacy and life skills with technical expertise in agriculture, business, entrepreneurship and management.
  2. It is also designed to empower 26,250 youth between 15-24 years through Agriculture using its “Learn, Build, Engage” model on and off the farm.

Value Chains

YETA commissioned a comprehensive value chain analysis in the project area and preliminary result point to six main value chains of; Poultry, Piggery, Soy bean, Maize, Sunflower and Horticulture.

The project is well aligned with the Economic Opportunities for Youth (EOY) Theory of Change by providing comprehensive support to youth;

Tailoring the intervention to the unique needs of four project districts; aligning with SIX profitable Value Chains; scaling up associations and that foster the development of social capital