This project will provide farming tools (Hoe, Watering Can, Panga, Gumboot, Rake,), seeds including high yielding vegetable seeds as well as critical modern farming knowledge to 200 refugee youths at Adjumani refugee settlement of Uganda to help them produce their own food and earn income. The goal is to promote self reliance and address acute food shortages among refugee households. Targeted Youths are child mothers, child heads of households, orphaned youths, those with disabilities.
70% of the over 220,000 refugee living at Adjumani Refugee settlement are Young people, majority being below 18 years. Due to dwindling global funding, UN World Food Program recently announced scraping of some refugees from receiving monthly food and cash Rations. This is adding to the already worsening situation of food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition among the refugee populations. The lack of access to necessary farming tools and skills to enable the produce their own food is big challenge
Voice for Humanity Uganda will provide critical farming tools such as Hoes, Panga, Watering Cans, and seeds including Vegetable seeds to targeted refugee youths. They will also given adequate training and mentorship on good farming practices which will enable them get good yields/outputs from their products. Each beneficiary will receive an assortment of one hoe, one watering can, one panga, one pair of gumboots, one rake, one tin of vegetable seeds of their choice and training/mentorship.
The project will enable the refugee households to become self reliant, food secure and economically independent. Cases of malnutrition and poor health related to food deficiencies will be reduced among the targeted households. This project generally aligns with UN and government of Uganda refugee strategy of ensuring refugees become self reliant and engage in productive sustainable means of livelihoods.
This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).