Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA)
The objective of the CSA output is to increase the agricultural output of small-scale farmers in the supported areas of Northern Uganda. This is done through implementation of activities that will improve the knowledge and skills of farmer households and refugees in climate smart agricultural practices. It is expected that these interventions will enable them to increase and sustain their production.
The key activities are:
- Farmer groups identified and trained in climate smart agriculture
- Farmers groups trained and supported in VSLA practices
- Capacity of implementing partner staff built in extension service delivery
- Capacity of DLG production unit built
- Farmer groups sensitized on SRHR and GBV issues
CSA activities are implemented by AFARD in the districts of Nebbi, Zombo and Pakwach, ARUDIFA in the districts of Arua, Terego and Madi-Okollo, RAU Agago in Agago, RAU Kitgum/Lamwo in the districts of Kitgum and Lamwo including Palabek settlement, RAU Adjumani in the Adjumani district including the settlements, RAU Moyo in the districts of Moyo, Obongi and Palorinya settlement and PICOT in Koboko district.
|Output 1:||Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA)|
|Implementers:||RAU Kitgum/Lamwo, RAU Agago, RAU Adjumani, RAU Moyo/Obongi, AFARD, ARUDIFA and PICOT|
|Beneficiaries:||4375 farmer groups; 131,250 households and 49,359 refugees|
|Location:||13 districts of Kitgum, Agago and Lamwo, Arua, Nebbi, Pakwach, Zombo and Madi Okollo; Adjumani, Moyo, Obongi and Koboko.|
|Settlements:||All settlements in Lamwo, Adjumani and Obongi|
A total of 4375 farmer groups from the 13 districts of implementation will be supported by the programme. The groups are defined as new national farmer groups (only Ugandan nationals), Old national farmer groups (benefited in the old DANIDA programme), mixed groups (comprising of refugees and nationals) and women refugee groups (purely refugees). Each group consists of 25-30 members.
- The groups are trained in 10 sessions of CSA practices based on the strategic crops selected. They are then supported with inputs to establish demo fields and then given general extension service.
- With help of community-based trainers, the groups are given training in VSLA and are supported to run VSLA activities.
- The strategic crops supported across the implementation areas are: Beans, Soybeans, Sesame, Maize, Cassava, Groundnuts, Sunflower, Potatoes, Onions.
- Refugee groups/households are supported in a range of field crops, vegetables and fruit tree seedlings.