Livelihood and environment

PICOT under Livelihood is implementing the NURI (Northern Uganda Resilience Initiative) is one of eight development engagements under the Denmark-Uganda Country Programme 2018 – 2022. The County Programme aims to contribute to poverty reduction through inclusive and sustainable economic growth, promoting democracy, good governance and human rights and support Uganda’s stabilizing role in the region. Activities in support of agriculture focus on improving farmers knowledge on climate-smart production methods, as well as their understanding of and ability to engage with markets and services and Support to rural infrastructure and water resource management. The project is working with 5,850 farmers (50% youths, 40% women) in 6 sub counties in Koboko district

PICOT along with fifteen (15) other CSOs in six (6) districts of West Nile Sub region have partnered with Rural Initiative for Community Empowerment West Nile (RICE-WN) to implement a clean energy project aimed at increasing access to renewable energy alternatives in the West Nile. This project is supported by World Wide Fund for Nature Uganda with funding from a consortium of donors including European Union, NORAD, SIDA, DANIDA and the World Bank. PICOT holistically integrates environmental protection in its projects and programs.

The Enhancing Access to Skills development and Reduce Unemployment among Youth through strengthening capacity of Local Civil Society Organizations in West Nile, Uganda (EARN PROJECT) has a special focus of Agroforestry and green jobs through Nursery development and institutional tree planting.

Our Strategic objective is; To develop efficient relationships among 43,200 farmers in Farmer Groups so as to enhance their knowledge on: GAPS, post-harvest handling, create linkages with traders and processors that are engaged in commodity warehousing, processing and sales; and increase awareness about environmental protection through community dialogues, afforestation campaigns in West Nile.

Specific Objectives (SO)

  1. To enhance access to knowledge on GAPS and agricultural extension of 1,350 farmer groups and inputs
  2. To enhance farmer access to improved post-harvest handling techniques and storage practices for 1,350 farmers
  3. To enhance Farmer Groups’ access to markets for selected commodities for 40,500 farmers.
  4. Beneficiary communities trained in Environmental Conservation and Natural Resource Management