The agricultural productive system, often the main source of food and income for local communities, is central in Cesvi food security strategies. Agricultural projects are designed to improve productivity, quality and food safety, seeds availability through multiplication, conservation and bio-diversity, storage, transformation-value addition and marketing. The project “Support of 6.500 displaced farmer households returning to their village of origin in Apac districts” (North Uganda) is a good example of application of Food Aid, Vouchers, livestock and tools distribution in a post crisis and recovery situation. Food for work, Cash for work and Voucher for work approaches, are often used in order to increase individual purchasing power, revitalized the local markets and support infrastructural rehabilitations. Seed fairs and livestock fairs are usually linked with Voucher for work programs in order to boost local economic recovery. In Cesvi’s work strategy people are always the centre of action: Cesvi encourages beneficiaries participation in project formulation and activity implementation, using available local human resources and appropriate technologies to ensure sustainable food security for target communities. Income generation through rural development is the area of intervention where Cesvi has developed some best practices.
To promote knowledge transfer the Field Farmer and Pastorilst Schools FFS/PFS (>>.ppt format) have been adopted as an extremely effective model, replicable and suitable to different countries and different actions. This approach is also suitable for inclusion of numerous cross-cutting issues essential for sustainable food security and development.
Case study: Support of 6.500 displaced farmer households returning to their village of origin in Apac districts (North Uganda) >>.pdf format