Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries DRAFT (MAAIF), is implementing a GEF-funded 5-year project entitled “Fostering Sustainability and Resilience for food Security in the Karamoja Region”, with technical and financial support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Overall, the project intends to enhance resilience of communities and ecosystems to climate change and improve food security through addressing environmental drivers of food insecurity. This project seeks to respond to chronic food insecurity in the Karamoja region, which is a result of combined pressures, including environmental degradation and climate change. The vast majority of people in Karamoja are facing food shortages, either year-long or seasonal, and the region has been exposed to increasing droughts.
Location: Nakapiripirit, Nabilatuk and Moroto Districts
To deliver small grant projects focusing on restoration of ecosystem services, forest cover and biodiversity, water harvesting and conservation, implementation of erosion control techniques, innovative sustainable livelihoods and livelihoods approaches, post-harvest management, business skills development, with particular attention to gender-based strategies
Project target stakeholders