Through our existing Sustainable Agriculture Program, we empower refugees, host communities and the public to build sustainable & environmentally friendly farming practices;
Basing on the fact that our communities and Uganda at large depends on farming as the main source of income or survival. To that effect we empower refugees and the host communities to engage in sustainable agriculture improve their lives and keep the environment safe.
We do this by training and practically demonstrating permaculture and agro-ecology based techniques, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), compositing, horticulture, among others.
Rationale for this program:
When refugees flee their countries, they meet a myriad of challenges including access to enough basic nutritious food. This continues during their placement in the refugee resettlement even after the government and World Food Program’s generous support and facilitation is extended.
The category of refugees who are affected the most are orphaned infants, children and single mothers. The evident numerous cases of malnutrition are as a result to lack of enough food rich in proteins and carbohydrates.
In the same regard, some single mothers in the refugee settlements exchange their bodies to get sufficient food to feed their children and this has led to a raise in the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Based on this background, GHOF-Uganda, a refugee-led organization established sustainable agriculture to train single mothers and youths in sustainable farming to improve food security hence addressing malnutrition in refugee children.