Over 70 refugee farmer groups get support

By Jurugo Emmanuel Ogasto

At least 70 farmer groups comprising both nationals and refugees in Adjumani district received support from the Lutheran World Federation (LWF).

This aims at enhancing their livelihoods through embracing commercial agriculture.

Timothy Olum Ojwi, the project manager said the support includes 160 beehives worth Ugx 12 million, 21 pairs of oxen & 21 ox-ploughs worth Ugx 50 million as well as Ugx 70 million assorted seeds.

Mandera Judith, the project manager expresses optimism that the project will reduce the vulnerability of the oppressed and marginalized communities.

LWF Adjumani sub-program team leader, Apollo Nangumya disclosed that the organization implements multi-sector humanitarian assistance in partnership with UNHCR and other partners.

“Under the (CORE) project we are targeting refugees and surrounding communities to skill them for durable solutions,” Apollo said.

The project team leaders said LWF will continue to support the existing farmer groups with value-addition machines of their choice for increased production.

District officials, refugee leaders, OPM, UNHCR and the beneficiaries have gathered at Pakele town council office premises to witness the handover exercise.

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