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Self-sufficiency for rural farming households

Objectives:
The three-year project aims to sustainably improve the nutrition, health and incomes of 540 returnee households from the poorest rural farming communities in the Maracha District of West Nile sub-region in northern Uganda. Improved agricultural practices will improve food production, increasing the number of meals a day, from one to three. The implementation of WASH activities (access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene) will improve household health and reduce the incidence of sanitation and hygiene-related diseases by 60%. Incomes will be increased by a minimum of 100% thanks to training in aspects of farming for income generation, giving farmers the knowledge and skills to sell their produce at a better price, in turn enabling them to cover their basic needs (healthcare, education, home improvement and a diversified diet). The project also aims to reduce the impact of climate change as improved agricultural practices better preserve water and soil fertility, and energy-saving clay ovens reduce the collect and burning of firewood. The project also includes the promotion of gender equity, community relationships and the importance of education for girls.

 

The NGO:
The UK-based charity International Refugee Trust, established in 1989, aims to support the most disadvantaged refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees in Jordan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. It envisions a world where all people live peacefully in the place they call home, with the skills, opportunities and confidence to support themselves and progress socially and economically.

 


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Duration
April 2018 – March 2021

Location
Maracha District, West Nile sub-region

With whom
International Refugee Trust (IRT)

Website
http://irt.org.uk

News

05 February 2018
Three new projects validated in September and December 2017

The Addax and Oryx Foundation granted funding for three new projects at its September and December Board meetings.

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