Long Term Food Security & Resilience in Uganda

Project Details

Project Locations: Abim District, Nakapiripirit District, Napak District, and Nabilatuk District

Timeframe: September 2017 – September 2023

Partners: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is leading a consortium of six partners in implementing the Nuyok project. These are: Caritas Kotido, Caritas Moroto, The BOMA Project, Youth Build International, Cooperation for Development (C&D)

Project Overview

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is leading a consortium of six partners [1] in implementing a six-year project funded by the USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) to build resilience to shocks, enhance livelihoods and improve food and nutrition security for vulnerable rural families in Karamoja Sub-region, North-Eastern Uganda. The program, named Nuyok (which means “it is ours” in the local language) is being implemented in Abim, Nakapiripirit, Nabilatuk and Napak Districts and is expected to have measurable impact on 181,053 direct participants (in an estimated 32,675 households) in 524 villages. Nuyok seeks to strengthen governance, promote gender equity, build community capacities to manage shocks and stress, strengthen traditional and diversified livelihood strategies and improve nutrition and health, including water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), for pregnant and lactating women (PLW), adolescent girls and children under five years of age (CU5). The program began implementation on 29 September 2017 and is expected to be completed by 30 September 2023.

[1] Nuyok started implementation with eight partners, but the partnership with other partners has since ended.

Key Areas of Intervention

  • Civil Society/Governance
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Nutrition
  • Agriculture
  • Disaster Preparedness

Expected Outcomes

  • Empowered, Resilient and Healthy Families.
  • Responsive and Inclusive Governance.
  • A Vibrant Private Sector That Engages Smallholders at Every Level.

Quarterly Updates

  • Empowered, Resilient and Healthy Families.
  • Responsive and Inclusive Governance.
  • A Vibrant Private Sector That Engages Smallholders at Every Level.

CRS in Uganda

CRS began work in Uganda in 1965 in an effort to aid refugees from South Sudan fleeing violence in their home country. In 1995, CRS opened an office in Kampala to better assist the Ugandan people during the armed conflict in the North. Since then, CRS has worked in the areas of agriculture, emergency response and recovery, health, microfinance, peacebuilding, and water and sanitation.


Mid-Term Evaluation (MTE) of the Nuyok Program Methodology Report View Publication Mid-Term Evaluation (MTE) of the Nuyok Program View Publication Effectiveness of Poverty Graduation in Improving Household Incomes Among Ultra-Poor Women in Napak District View Publication Effectiveness of REAP Poverty Graduation Model in Improving Household Incomes Among Ultra-Poor Area – Endline Report View Publication Beyond CLTS: Leveraging Social Mobilization to Address Sanitation and Hygiene in Karamoja through the Home Improvement Campaign (HIC) View Publication Youth Entrepreneurship Program: Lessons from the Nuyok Activity in Abin District View Publication Barrier Analysis on the Adoption of Improved Complementary Feeding Practices View Publication Effectiveness of the Nuyok Male Change Agent Approach View Publication Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration: Lessons from Nuyok’s Approach in Karamoja View Publication Nuyok Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) and Tree Planting View Publication Nuyok Gender and Youth Analysis View Publication Gender-transformative Change through the Male Change Agent (MCA) Approach: Lessons from Nuyok Resilience Food Security Activity in Karamoja View Publication

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