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Life skills and resilience through farming

Uganda hosts over 1.5 million refugees, with Nakivale refugee settlement home to 150,000 refugees mainly from Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Burundi.

Refugees and host communities conflict over farming land, water, forests and other resources; encumbering refugees’ opportunities to achieve self- reliance and resilience. The situation is exacerbated by WFP’s cut of food rations by 60% at the end of 2020 – widening the food security gap for the vulnerable women, children and the elderly, amidst a pandemic.

By working in Nakivale refugee settlement, 200 refugee women and youths will be supported by the project to acquire practical knowledge, skills and tools about regenerative farming and climate change to be able to improve nutritious food production, enhance incomes and resilience to climate change. RE-FARM project will invest in community led activities such as regenerative farming and water harvesting trainings, establishment of food forests, fruit tree planting, and climate change awareness. The project will also mobilize beneficiaries into small groups and deliver tailored Positive Peace trainings targeting both refugees and host communities to promote peaceful co-existence.

Tittle of Project: Regenerative Farming for Refugees in Nakivale Refugee settlement (RE-FARM Project)

Country of project: Uganda, South Western Region, Isingiro district

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