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SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS

The picture in Teso is grim, almost half (48.6{539a076b2d5ef1b63a5b37f95df88f3a306148947ab1442288ba210aecdab166}) of the
population depends on subsistence/small holder farming
compared to the national average of 39{539a076b2d5ef1b63a5b37f95df88f3a306148947ab1442288ba210aecdab166} (UNHS 2021).
With poverty standing at 21.9{539a076b2d5ef1b63a5b37f95df88f3a306148947ab1442288ba210aecdab166}, Teso is the fifth poorest
region in Uganda (UNHS 2021). While Uganda as a whole
is largely food secure some regions, including Teso are
prone to food stress (MAAIF 2019).
SOCADIDO has a dream to further support small holder
farmers to boost food production and productivity, increase
household income, increase Agri-product value addition
and knowledge on climate smart agriculture.
In our current strategy, we intend to improve livelihood
resilience of 84,000 household caregivers and youths by
2026