Emergency Relief and Development Overseas (ERDO) are supporting Pentecostal Assemblies of God (PAG) Uganda with a three-year agriculture and livelihoods project in five villages in Terego district, Uganda.
This area of Uganda is hosting large refugee communities, mainly from South Sudan but also from DRC. The project is designed to follow up on previous short-term humanitarian work in camps and will work with both refugee as well as host communities to improve overall livelihoods and food security.
Most 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, reduced soil fertility, 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 increasing food production through conservation agriculture plus, harmonizing host and refugee community relationships, 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 600 households (approximately 4,200 individuals).