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Building resilience of livelihoods in Karamoja, Uganda

FAO ESA policy brief No. 9

The Karamoja region, in North East Uganda, is one of the least developed regions of the country, and is highly vulnerable to resource-based conflict and climate change variability. Addressing food insecurity of vulnerable people is a major challenge in the area.

Measuring resilience provides more informed policies for withstanding shocks. For this reason, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) developed a Joint Resilience Strategy (JRS) launched in January 2016.

The JRS is based on four pillars: strengthening the productive sector to increase household income and food security; improving basic social services; establishing predictable safety nets that address most vulnerable people’s basic needs; and strengthening disaster risk management.

This policy brief presents the main findings and policy recommendations of the resilience analysis conducted in the region in 2016. The brief aims at better informing policy and programming processes.

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