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Uganda

Capital:
Kampala
Population: 34,758,809 (July 2013 est.)
Population below national poverty line: 24.5% (2009 est.)

Bóthar in Uganda:

Bóthar has been working in Uganda since 1991. Uganda is the first country that Bóthar ever airlifted Irish animals to, sending the first airlift of 20 in-calf dairy heifers to Uganda in Christmas 1991. Our programme in Uganda has involved a wide variety of species, including, dairy cows, goats, pigs, rabbits, oxen, honey bees and a large scale multi-purpose tree project.

Uganda

Current Project Profiles

Project Title: Animal Husbandry
Location: St. Joseph Nyamirama Parish, Diocese of Kabale
Number of families:

A local school will benefit and an undisclosed number of local families

Animals: 25 pigs and 4 dairy cows
Other inputs: N/A
Training: The local partner will request that local governent services help in the training of beneficiaries.
Brief synopsis: The project intends to help children in school fight malnutrition, especially the youth in school who have lost their parents because of HIV and AIDS. In this remote part of the country poverty is at a high level. The Spiritans, who will implement the project, is a religious missionary congregation of men, whose calling requires them to work amongst the poor and marginalised. The project site will favour the pigs and dairy cattle purchased locally. A project committee will be set up which will oversee the implementation of this project.
Pass-on obligations: The animals will multiply and some are sold. This will sustain the project without any further need for assistance except the continuous supervision and of the implementation of the objectives.
Expected benefits: Give employment to local people who will be responsible for caring for the animals and they will also be able to earn a living from this activity.
Local partner(s): Spiritan Fathers of Uganda
Project title:

Climate Change Adaptation for improved Food Security and Applied Nutrition

Location:
Ngora District, Eastern Region
Number of families:
Female: 74,300 Male: 69,800 Individuals 
Animals:
504 oxen
Other inputs:
126 ox-ploughs, purchase and installation of machinery, purchase and distribution of fuel briquette making machines, a sustainable community food (cassava and groundnuts) system, agro-vet shops, seed multipliers, extension workers, credit and financial institutions, savings and money management services.
Training:
Climate change adaptation, partnership development and implementation of project-related training, in production and post-harvest handling, nutrition and hygiene.
Brief synopsis:
The project will target the Koilie Amora Ican animal traction farmers group using them as a nucleus group from which project activities will radiate to cover the whole district. These groups are based on four farmers coming together in a Ugandan “meitheal”. Each farmer contributes an ox to the group and the group as a whole shares a plough. The group works together to plough their respective tillage plots. This model greatly increases the acreage of land that is tilled. In addition, by enabling timely planting and ploughing to deeper depths crop, yields are increased significantly. Farmers growing cassava and groundnuts will be organized as a producer group for the purpose of creating an economically viable processing operation with the capacity to transport products to major markets. The processing operation will also act as a location for other enterprises including agro-vet shops, seed multipliers, extension workers, credit and financial institutions, savings and money management services. Farmers will also have access to up-to-date market information enabling them to make better business decisions.
Pass-on obligations: Both a community-building practice and a transfer of assets, POG is a contract that Heifer Uganda participants undertake, agreeing to 'pass on' the value they receive from the project (livestock, cost of insemination, knowledge or skills) to another community family. This is, in effect, equity investment in community. 
Expected benefits:

Increased availability and consumption of nutritious foods at household level; Community resilience to climate shocks increased; Increased productivity of crops; Increased access to climate change adaptation information and increases use of relevant technology and methods.

Co-financing partners VIVA and Irish Aid
Local partner(s):

Koilie Amora Ican animal traction farmers group, Heifer International Uganda and the Institute for Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)


Project title:
Lugazi Diocese Heifer Project
Location:
Kyaggwe County, Mukono District, Uganda
Number of families:
106
Animals:
106 in-calf Heifers
Other inputs:
200 Multi-Purpose Trees
Training:

Animal care, home hygiene, human nutrition, enterprise development, social & organizational development, marketing practices, soil & water conservation, environment protection, HIV/AIDS and gender awareness
Brief synopsis:

This project aims to raise the local population to a self sustainable level by seeking out improved prices for farming produce, security of food production through environmental awareness and conservation and to increase the number of benefiting families through the pass-on obligation.
Pass-on obligations: 55
Expected benefits:
This project aims to improve the well-being of the local families through increased income, increased livestock production and increased food production
Co-financing partner(s):
Lugazi Diocese, Heifer Uganda
Other relevant data:
This is an extension of a previous Bóthar supported project.
Project title:
Bariisa Ruhama Heifer Project
Location:
Ruhaama Sub Country, Ntungamo district in western Uganda
Number of families:
30
Animals:
30 dairy heifers
Training:

Project beneficiaries will be trained in livestock management, zero grazing, soil and water conservation practices, crop husbandry, integrated farming, human nutrition, HIV/AIDS and gender awareness.
Brief synopsis:

30 members of Bariisa Ruhaama Heifer Project will receive dairy heifers. The project was formed with the overall goal of eradicating poverty and improving the standard of living of the members through dairy farming in Ruhaama Sub Country
Pass-on obligations:

Beneficiaries who receive an original in- calf heifer will pass on one heifer at 12 months of age and in good health in addition to passing on their knowledge.
Expected benefits:

Improvement in household nutrition and income, protection of the environment, HIV/AIDS awareness.
Local partner(s):
Heifer Uganda, National Strategy for Advancement of Women (NSARWO)
Project title:
Animal Traction in Eastern Uganda; Increasing Food Production
Location:
Kumi District, Eastern Uganda
Number of families:
64
Animals:
64 Oxen
Other inputs:
13 ploughs
Training:
Integrated farming, animal traction technology, organic farming, environmental protection, human nutrition, gender equity, HIV/AIDS awareness, livestock management, sustainable agriculture and environmental management.
Brief synopsis:

64 oxen and 13 ploughs will be distributed per year of the project to the farming families along with the necessary training in how to care for their animal and plough the land. The farmers will be trained in sustainable agriculture and given seeds to grow vegetables and traditional crops, including, sweet potatoes, millet, sorghum, beans and cassava. Along with this, a tree nursery will be established together with water harvesting techniques that will allow the farmers to thrive even in drier periods of the year.
Pass-on obligations:
The farmers are expected to pass-on what they themselves have received
Expected benefits:

By 2011, 50% increase in food production per family, 80% increase in families participating in environmental protection
Local partner(s):
Kollei Amora Ican Farmers and Rearing Group, VIVA Ireland, Heifer Uganda
Other relevant data:
This project is co-financed by Irish Aid
Project title:
HPI Bóthar Dairy Goat Project
Location:
The goats have been distributed to numerous projects nationwide
Number of families:
85 families, 80% of the families received two goats each.
Animals:
150 Irish dairy goats
Training:
Animal management, crop production and social aspects like Gender Equity, HIV/AIDS awareness and Home hygiene. Visits have also been used to carry out on the spot training to farmers and other livestock operations such as treatment, deworming, hoof trimming and others.
Brief synopsis:
On the 26th of November 2012, 150 Dairy goats arrived, by airlift, from Ireland to Entebbe Airport. After the quarantine period, the goats were then distributed among the families who had been trained and were waiting on their arrival.
Pass-on obligations:
Pass-on is underway.
Expected benefits:

Family nutrition and income status has been improved through the consumption of goat milk and sale of surplus milk, reducing diseases such as kwashiorkor in children and generally improving their health status. Farmer’s vegetable yields have been increased due to use of goat droppings and urine as organic fertiliser.
Local partner(s):
Heifer Uganda
Other relevant data:

Beneficiaries have planted multipurpose trees. Energy saving stoves have been constructed to reduce pressure on trees and time saving for women and children.

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