The population of northeastern Uganda has grown tremendously due to increasing numbers of refugees from neighboring Sudan and D.R. Congo as a result of civil wars, hunger and poverty. It is estimated that one third of the people in the project area live below the poverty line.
Climate change presents many new challenges, most of which are unpredictable, such as drought and floods, low-quality seeds, inefficient labor practices, and poor storage facilities, resulting in low harvests.
Therefore, the Green Relief Initiative implements agricultural training for food security and income improvement with the aim of teaching better agricultural practices to the people of Uriama and the Rhino Camp refugee settlement.
The focus here is on hands-on field experiences, which make up the bulk of the learning activities. The training covers the entire growing season and focuses on the analysis of the local agro-ecosystem.
Topics covered in the training include the basics of farming practices, guides to vegetable production, planting kitchen gardens, drip irrigation, root vegetables, integrated pest management and agroforestry. For each topic covered, all participants will receive appropriate seeds to put into practice and pass on what they have learned.
Project executing agency: Hope e.V.
Project partner: Green Relief Initiative (GRI), Uganda
Funding year: 2022 – 2024
Project no.: 164-22 si-A