resilient livelihoods

Introduction Oxfam Uganda’s food systems and Value Chain work with small holder famers is constrained by the impacts of climate change which greatly affect yields and consequently impacting on Household incomes and nutritional status and their general livelihoods. Over the years Uganda has...
Kampala. 1st March 2022. Oxfam in Uganda has today launched a 10-year Strategy providing a road map towards ending inequality in the country. Speaking at the launch event, the Oxfam in Uganda Country Director, Francis Shanty Odokorach, said that together against inequality, as the strategy is named...
This strategic framework for 2021–30 is our commitment to work more effectively with others towards achieving a Uganda free from inequality and injustice. It is the product of careful analysis of context and trends. It has been developed in consultation with stakeholders including researchers,...
Climate change and its impacts are the most severe long term environmental challenges faced worldwide. The rising impact of extreme weather events on agricultural systems has impacted small-scale farmers’ behaviour in the last few years. West Nile sub-region experiences a prevalent lack of climate...
COVID-19 impacted gendered roles and responsibilities of households and community members as women continue to shoulder the burden of care and undertake a greater proportion of household labour. A new Oxfam report, The Ignored Pandemic, shows an increase in gender-based violence (GBV) during the...
This publication on Climate Smart Agriculture as a response to climate change for the agricultural sector is the outcome of collaboration by the iNGO Alliance and the government of Uganda to provide practical interventions in response to climatic factors adversely affecting agricultural production.
“It is not climate change; it is climate emergency, we are in a climate crisis.” Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 1.5°C special report shows greater temperature rise and impacts accelerating. The Sahara is increasing its size by 10%, small island states are at the verge of...
For the first time, I visited a refugee settlement recently. Prior my visit, I was skeptical about which settlement I wanted to see. Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Arua district has been marked one of the largest refugee settlements in the world so I thought it would give me a good understanding of...
Unjust Land systems and weak dispute resolution mechanisms are driving inequality in the country according to a new land report launched today by Oxfam. Titled Locked out, the land and inequality report explores the ways in which unjust land systems drive inequality making the poor poorer while the...
When Uganda’s richest 10 percent earned 2.3 times more than its poorest 40 percent in 2009, any concerned person would be curious to understand what drives such a discrepancy and how best to bridge the gap between the poor and the rich. The contributors to such a big gap are mainly land, education...

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