In the Karamoja region of northeast Uganda, communities are reliant upon a single harvest each year.
Dry periods are a concern not just for nutrition levels and livelihoods but also with regard to peace and stability: A poor or missed harvest can increase the likelihood that individuals will, in desperation, turn to armed cattle-raiding for survival.
It is in the face of this challenge that ACTED began working with communities in Karamoja to build resilience to climate-related shocks, such as extended dry seasons and associated periods of food insecurity.
In line with the REVIVE component of ACTED’s global THRIVE strategy, project activities involved:
— the field