The NWO grant is in cooperation with local partners from Uganda, including Makerere University Business School in Kampala, Uganda, and the Ssemwanga Center for Agriculture and Food. The NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development programme funds innovative research projects on global issues, with a focus on sustainable development and poverty reduction. Funded research projects are realised by interdisciplinary teams of researchers from the North and South and in close collaboration with non-academic stakeholders. These partnerships yield solutions for development challenges and strengthen the bridge between research, policy and practice. The grant covers the years 2016-2018.