In the Karamoja region, in northeastern Uganda, 80% of the population depends on agriculture and pastoralism. However, long-term droughts due to climate change, lack of government support and recurrent conflicts threaten their way of life. In addition, animal healthcare has barely been expanded, which regularly causes epidemics with massive mortality in cattle.
How we help
Natural resources management
We advocate for livestock keepers’ land rights and facilitate dialogue between ethnic groups to reach agreements on resource sharing.
Matheniko Development Forum (MADEFO): fights in the north of Uganda against poverty. The organization defends the rights of livestock keepers and farmers. It also helps to prevent the destruction of natural resources.
Dodoth Agro-Pastoral Development Organization (DADO): is active in the Karamoja region. It engages itself to ensure a sustainable existence for pastoralists.