KALIP/ALREP: GoU and EU – Improving Livelihoods Together

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Since 2007 the GoU and the European Union have been working together to make the implementation of the PRDP a success. In July 2010, this partnership was further strengthened with the launch of two new programmes in support of the PRDP and the KIDP: the Northern Uganda Agricultural Livelihoods Recovery Programme (ALREP – € 20 million) and the Karamoja Livelihoods Programme (KALIP – € 15 million). Both programmes are funded by the EU and implemented by OPM through a Programme Management Unit. The projects are set to run until September 2014. ALREP and KALIP focus on the restoration of the productive capacity of farmers, and strengthen the linkages to agricultural service provision in terms of advice, supplies, processing and access to rural finance.

The core of both programmes is the establishment and strengthening of up to 1500 Farmer Field Schools (FFS) and Agro-Pastoral Field Schools (APFS) across the Acholi, Lango, Teso and Karamoja regions. The approach combines agricultural skills development, provision of essential inputs, market linkages, and community savings and loans activities to enhance livestock and crop production, productivity and income diversification as precursors to medium and longer-term agricultural development. In order to ensure that agricultural skills development is sustained beyond the programmes’ lifespan, ALREP and KALIP focus on improving service delivery of sub-county offices and the skills of sub-county production department staff. In total 130 sub-counties (100 in ALREP and 30 in KALIP) are targeted to benefit from this.


1: Agricultural production and productivity increased
2: Productive infrastructure in support of farming rebuilt
3: Input and output markets and processing capacities made more efficient and transparent
4: Availability of agricultural finance to producers, traders and processors increased
5: Capacity of relevant departments in Local Government at district and sub-county level built for more effective planning, service delivery, supervision and monitoring
6: Operations, monitoring and audits.


1: Productive assets built through labour intensive works and capital injected in the local economy
2: Agro-pastoral production improved and alternative means of livelihood promoted
3: Local government strengthened
4: Peace building initiatives supported
5: Operations, monitoring and audit

Tiira Dam in Kapedo Sub-county Kabong District (9)

The second Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF 2) is a 5-year GoU Project. It replaced NUSAF 1 in 2009 and is financed through a Specific Investment Loan (SIL) of $ 100 million from the World Bank (IDA) and a Grant of £24 million from the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom. Project Development Objective

NUSAF2 is aimed at improving income earning opportunities of targeted poor households,as well as improving public infrastructure and increasing access and utilization of basic services in underserved communities. It contributes to the realization of the PRDP SO2 and SO3, namely rebuilding and empowering communities, and revitalization of the economy. It strongly emphasizes the participation of the target beneficiaries in decision-making processes by using the Community Demand- Driven Development (CDD) model.

NUSAF2 Project Components

(i) Livelihood Investment Support (LIS)
a) Household Income Support Program (HISP)
b) Public Works Program (PWP).
(ii) Community Infrastructure Rehabilitation (CIR)
(iii) Institutional Development (ID)
a) Project Implementation Support (PIS)
b) Transparency, Accountability and Anti-Corruption (TAAC)
OPM has so far utilized US $ 54,916,273.15 from the World Bank (IDA) and DFID out of the total funding of US $ 136,241,790 (40.3% of the total available funds in the first two years).

A beneficiary of Ochero Borehole in Soroti District drawing water from a fully functional borehole as the NUSAF2 M&E Officer captures key data about the project

• 3,764 community sub-projects worth over Ush117 billion have been approved for funding.
• Under CIR numerous teachers’ houses, classrooms, health workers’ houses and deep boreholes have been financed among others.
• HISP has financed enterprises such as animal traction, local cattle rearing, improved heifers, piggery, poultry, vocational skills trainings for youth and value addition, among others.
• Under PWP labor-intensive activities to provide temporary employment have included subprojects such as community roads, bridge construction, culverts installation and drainage works in urban centers, among others.
• In Karamoja sub-region, the districts have carried out an Infrastructure Gap Analysis in the Education and Health sectors. This generated 131 sub projects, including construction of 27 health workers houses, 31 teachers’ houses and 10 OPDs with a total funding of UGX 7,953,386,853. Furthermore, the process of contracting NGOs as accompanying partners for the implementation of the LIS component in the sub-region is now underway.

Beneficiaries’ of Samuk Youth and Elders sub project in Soroti District present their animals to the NUSAF2 Monitoring team, all the animals are looking very good and health
Beneficiaries of Alemasi Ichan Metal fabrication sub project (of Katakwi district) test their equipment. Looking on is the NUSAF2 World Bank TTL, Official from IG Soroti and NUSAF2 M&E Officer
Beneficiaries of Samuk Youth and Elders Heifer sub project in Soroti meeting with the NUSAF2 Monitoring Team. The group mix and characteristics is an example of good targeting

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