15 Years : 15 Stories ‘Transforming Livelihoods in Uganda’

Members of the Ayia Women’s Group water their onion crop in Offaka sub-county in Uganda that has been plagued by civil war and a lack of development. The Ayia Women’s Group receives training from Adraa College that focuses on sustainable agriculture methods. Photo: Sam Whelan Curtin.

As part of Misean Cara’s ’15 Years : 15 Stories’ media project, this photo essay showcases the transformative power of Livelihoods in Uganda. Adraa Agriculture College (AAC) was founded in 2012. The purpose of the college is to educate and train people in sustainable agricultural techniques from rural communities in Uganda, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The aim is to improve capacities and capabilities so that rural people will be able to use available natural resources to achieve sustainable livelihoods for themselves, their families and their communities. The college is owned and managed by the Franciscan Brothers working in collaboration with the Catholic Diocese of Nebbi. Over the past five years, key achievements include the development of key physical infrastructure of the college, establishment of working relations with communities and partners, training over 4,200 students and enhancing the voice of the local community through the Offaka Development Programme. The AAC through the Franciscan Brothers is one of seven Misean Cara member organisations that is collaborating on the Inter-Congregational Sustainable Agriculture Programme (ICSAP) in East Africa.


Transforming Livelihoods in Uganda by Misean Cara

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