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July 6, 2020

Forty-nine-year old Sylvia Nadengo, a farmer and mother of nine, lives in Mpudde village in eastern Uganda’s Buyende district. She has taken on the role of championing improved sanitation in her community by forming a sanitation committee to construct improved toilets.

June 29, 2020

USAID Uganda Feed the Future Youth Leadership for Agriculture activity (2015-2020) Lessons Learned and Recommendations

Tpoista Tukahirwa.
June 29, 2020

This week, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), part of the U.S. Mission in Uganda, celebrated the 350,000 youth who gained skills to thrive in the agriculture sector and improve their entrepreneurship abilities via the five-year USAID Feed the Future Uganda Youth Leadership in Agriculture (YLA) Activity. Between July 2015 and June 2020, YLA helped increase incomes and improve livelihoods of Ugandan youth between the ages of 10 and 35 through improved skills and competencies. The activity worked closely with 38 private sector organizations, opening economic pathways in the agricultural sector for hundreds of thousands of young people. 

Swarm of mature desert locusts in Kenya.
June 18, 2020

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), awarded a new activity this week to confront the desert locust infestation threatening eastern and northeastern Uganda.  USAID’s $134,862 investment will support the Government of Uganda to take measures against the infestation and its devastating impacts on people’s livelihoods and food security.  The locust outbreak, the worst in decades in East Africa, is affecting the farming and cattle herding communities in Karamoja, Teso, Acholi, and Lango, some of the poorest and most marginalized regions in Uganda. 

June 18, 2020

Nasulu Webakila, the Local Council 1 Chairman of Nansasa village, Mbale District, is committed to ensuring that no woman or baby loses their life due to challenges in providing and accessing health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The USAID Uganda Voucher Plus Activity engaged Nasulu to travel door-to-door visiting  mothers in the program with information about safe deliveries, post-natal care, family planning and immunization in health facilities with qualified attendants.

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Last updated: July 06, 2020

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