Promoting Rural Development in Northern Uganda (PRUDEV) (2018 – 2022)
Majority of Ugandan population (80%) live in rural areas where 76% of them earn a
living from farming activities. However, agricultural production, productivity
and value creation through processing in Uganda are low by regional standards.
The poor performance of agriculture is reflected in low yields, high post-harvest
losses, poor quality of agricultural products and inadequate knowledge, for example
about climate-adapted farming and irrigation methods. This is particularly true of
Northern Uganda, which is poorly developed and disproportionately affected by poverty
compared with Central and Western Uganda. Despite some progress in poverty reduction
achieved during the last years, Northern Uganda still lagging behind other regions.
The project “Promoting Rural Development in Northern Uganda (PRUDEV)” was therefore designed to address this problem. It aims at contributing to improve the agriculture-based development of the rural economy in selected districts of Northern Uganda. The PRUDEV project is being funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Union (EU) and implemented by The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
PRUDEV promotes the agriculture-based development of the rural economy in Agago, Amolatar, Dokolo, Kitgum, Lira and Oyam District in Northern Uganda. The project targets the rural population with a focus on women and young people. The project is implementing activities five core output areas:
From September 2018, GIZ GmbH sub-contracted a consortium of ICON-INSTITUTE and ACSET Uganda to implement Output Area 1 of PRUDEV project handling specifically the following activities