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Livelihoods support for pastoralists and agropastoralists in Uganda
Livelihoods support for pastoralists and agropastoralists in Karamoja region
To improve and diversify the livelihoods of pastoralists and agropastoralists in Karamoja region.
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, District Veterinary Offices, local district governments, NGOs.
31 210 households (1 000 households through vaccination, 100 community animal health workers [CAHWs], 27 500 households reached by CAHWs, 2 610 members of farmer field schools [FFS] or agropastoral field schools [APFS]).
- 80 951 small ruminants vaccinated against PPR and 29 503 cattle against CBPP.
- 79 103 sheep and goats, and 31 371 cattle treated against common livestock diseases.
- 100 CAHWs trained and provided with veterinary start-up kits.
- 22 FFS facilitators trained.
- 43 FFS and 44 APFS set up and provided with 170 bags of cassava cuttings and 45 sweet potato vines for multiplication of disease-tolerant planting materials, along with essential farming tools (hoes, pangas, ox-ploughs, etc.).
- Each FFS and APFS developed a business plan, which was verified by the implementing partner who then provided USD 500 as a grant.
- The FFS and APFS set up loan and saving schemes for their members.
- Vaccination helped to protect valuable livestock assets.
- Results assessment survey highlighted that in the three months prior to the assessment, the newly trained CAHWs had already treated 7 470 animals and were covering an average of 275 households each.
- FFS and APFS members started commercial income-generating activities and planted 13.6 ha of cassava and 1.64 ha of sweet potato, which were then provided to neighbouring and member farmers for planting in their own gardens.
- Increased area cultivated, harvests, sales and food stocks among FFS and APFS members, resulting in higher incomes and improved food access.