Emergency Relief and Development Overseas (ERDO) is supporting the Pentecostal Assemblies of God- Uganda (PAGU) with a three-year agriculture and livelihoods project in five villages in Kapeta sub-country in the Kotido district of the Karamoja region in Uganda.
These areas in Karamoja have experienced years of limited access to agricultural inputs, prolonged dry spells and water shortages, lack of post-harvest handling facilities and wildlife encroachment. As a result, many communities and households struggle to get access to sufficient food.
The main expected outcome of the project is to improve food security and incomes through promoting sustainable access to agro-inputs, improving post-harvest handling practices, promoting collective marketing, and strengthening advocacy to facilitate continued scaling up of proven approaches, practices and technologies locally and nationally for wider impact. Training and promotion of conservation agriculture supported through farmer field school methodology as well as the promotion, training and ongoing support of self help groups and resulting small businesses and diversification of livelihoods will be the primary project activities.
Over three years, the project aims to work with 480 households (approximately 2,880 individuals).