Emergency Relief and Development Overseas are supporting Pentecostal Assemblies of God (PAG) Uganda with a three-year agriculture and livelihoods project in four villages in Kasese district, Uganda. This area of Uganda is still recovering from heavy flooding in 2018, and the project is designed to follow up on previous short-term humanitarian work to improve overall livelihoods and food security.
Many households in this area depend on subsistence agriculture for their livelihoods and face many challenges that prevent them from producing enough food to cover household food and income needs year-round. These include land degradation, irregular rainfall, soil infertility, limited land sizes to grow crops, and gender inequalities that prevent women to fully participate in agricultural livelihoods.
In response to these challenges and to sustain long-term food security in these areas, this project will work towards reducing risks from flooding, increasing food production through conservation agriculture plus, enhancing livelihoods diversification and asset development, transforming gender relations, and strengthening and sharing this work more broadly through advocacy.
Over three years, the project aims to work with 640 households (approximately 3,712 individuals).