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PACHEDO

Project Two: Livelihoods and
Nutrition improvement project
funded by UN World Food
Programme

The Multiyear FLA is implemented in a consortium of Food for the Hungry as a lead partner and PACHEDO as a Co-partner. PACHEDO is entirely responsible for improving community resilience and household capacity in food production, small scale entrepreneurship and market access for sustainable livelihoods as well as empowering vulnerable people to advocate for their rights and promote peaceful co- existence in Lamwo. PACHEDOis involved in building the capacity and coordinating nutrition-sensitive activities (livelihood, environment and energy efficient practises and protection)of the district and community structures, as well as implementing the agricultural and economic opportunity interventions both in the settlement and host communities.

While in the second year of the project, implementation of nutrition sensitive (food security and livelihood) interventions made the following remarkable achievements in the 4 zones of Palabek Ogili Settlement in Lamwo district. The nutrition sensitive interventions targeted refugee and host communities of Palabek Ogili subcounty. The average number of host population households directly served was 120 while refugees accounted for 317 of the beneficiary households. The government of Uganda recommends a 30% and 70 % service for host population and refugees respectively.

PACHEDO mapped, verified and registered caregivers of discharged TSFP/OTC project beneficiaries into 10 Cascade groups consisting of 302 members for livelihood support in the 6 zones/parishes (3, 4, 5A, 5B, 6, and 7,)noted with the high GAM rate according to the mass nutrition screening report 2020. The identification process was participatory and was guided by VHTs, CNVs and Local Leaders at each target community and the involvement of zonal and block leaders was significant in the exercise.A priority was given to most vulnerable persons i.e. women/women headed households, youth, households that were TSFP/OTC beneficiaries and discharged from the programme, those with reproductive age group (18-45 years) but were constrained by lack of basic production inputs (for the host communities).Persons having access to own land, common all and or land for hire for agricultural production and willing to lend or hire part of it to refugees for production. The PACHEDO team of agronomists trained 10 cascade groups of 273 members (F=201, M= 72) on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) – good Agronomic practices. The training focused at areas of land preparation, seed selection, planting spacing and crop protection management, soil and water conservation that prepared the beneficiaries for the onset of the first planting season/ before they access the planting materials. Field observations confirmed a full utilisation of the knowledge acquired as it could be seen from some of the households that demonstrated the practices in the gardens.

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resilient livelihoods