Livelihoods and Economic Empowerment

Livelihoods and Economic Empowerment

Rural Livelihoods are enhanced by through effective participation of women, and men in rural communities to increase productivity and improve small holder farmer’s livelihoods and also address the impacts of climate change

FOOD SECURITY

Improving Agricultural production of small-holder farmers in Lango sub-region. FIRD seeks to Improve Farmer productivity through skills development trainings, Improve access to agriculture inputs, Improve food security and nutrition status of farmers and their household.

Improving Agri-Business Development in Lango Sub-region. FIRD seeks to improve Market Access for small holder farmers including women, Priovide and expand Access to financial services for small-holder farmers and support the farmers to develop strategies for farmers’ product value additions in the post conflict communities of Northern Uganda
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Environmental protection is a practice of protecting the environment, on individual, organizational or governmental level, for the benefit of the natural environment and (or) humans. Due to the pressures of population and our technology the biophysical environment is being degraded, sometimes permanently.

This has been recognized and governments began placing restraints on activities that caused environmental degradation. Since the 1960s activism by the environmental movement has created awareness of the various environmental issues. There is not a full agreement on the extent of the environmental impact of human activity and protection measures are occasionally criticized.

Promotion of Environmental Risk Reduction strategies. FIRD’s Interventions focus on prevention and promoting Mitigation skills and techniques among the local community where their capacities are strengthened to anticipate, cope and recover from the negative impacts of emergency occurrences and disasters as a result of climate change.

Projects Implemented

Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods Enhancement among the Indigenous Karamojong people to ensure full and effective particpation of indigenous women in all in all aspects of society for improved livelihoods with support from AYNI ( 2016-2017)

Energy savings stove technology dissemination project in Ogur Sub-county, Lira District with support from Germany Technical Cooperation (GTZ). Main task was to train households in the making of modern efficient energy savings stoves.(2009 -2010)