Supporting refugee and host community farmers and schools in Uganda to increase production of new sources of nutritious food and generate income
Indsatsen vedrører følgende verdensmål:
- Mål 1: Afskaf fattigdom
- Mål 2: Stop sult
- Mål 8: Anstændige jobs og økonomisk vækst
- Mål 13: Klimaindsats
- Mål 14: Livet i havet
- Mål 15: Livet på land
Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:
Overordnede mål :
The objective of the intervention is to strengthen the ability of schools and farmers’ associations in and around the Kyaka II refugee settlement to increase production of nutritious food and generate income.
Umiddelbare mål :
1. Piloting production of Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) in and around the Kyaka II settlement 2. Strengthening the capacity of farmers' associations 3. Piloting production of mealworm in schools
'- 50 farmers, out of which at least 25 will be women. The majority will be Congolese refugees, but in line with GoU policies the project will also include at least 30% host community members. The farmers will represent approximately 10 farmers’ associations. They will be selected based on criteria including: interest and capacity to successfully implement the project and their need for support. DRC staff in the settlement will facilitate the selection process, through their established relationships with the farmers associations. - 6-10 school leaders and 60 students in 2 schools, one inside the settlement and one outside. Schools will be selected in cooperation with OPM/UNHCR staff in the settlement, based on interest from school management and teachers, also taking into consideration whether they have the necessary time and resources. Students will be selected based on interest together with teachers and management. - About 5 DRC staff (Ugandans) and 5-10 DRC community extension workers (Congolese refugees). These will be staff and volunteers from the DRC livelihoods team in Kyaka II.
The objective of the intervention is to strengthen the ability of schools and farmers’ associations in and around the Kyaka II refugee settlement to increase production of nutritious food and generate income. The project will pilot the production of innovative new produce with a large potential as a source of income and nutrition through the production of edible insects for both human consumption and for sale as animal feed. The intervention will work with farmers’ associations among both refugees and host communities to strengthen their ability to support farmers to generate income. In addition, the project will pilot production of mealworm in schools as a way to improve nutrition among school-age children. The project includes three components: 1) Piloting production of Black Soldier Fly Larvae. Expected outcome: By July 2020 at least 50 farmers, including at least 15 host community members and 25 women, are generating income from production of BSFL and a market for BSFL-based produce has been established. Proof of concept for BSFL production established. 2) Strengthening farmers associations. Expected outcome: By July 2020, 10 Farmers Associations are actively supporting their members to generate income, including through support to expansion of BSFL production. 3) Piloting mealworm production in schools. Expected outcome: By July 2020, 2 schools have established healthy mealworm colonies, producing mealworm, which are consumed by children on a regular basis. Mealworm production has been integrated into curriculums and is used in teaching.