TOGETHER FOR A JUST WORLD

Climate change and food security

To improve the food situation in rural areas, AWO International supports projects in sustainable agriculture.

The focus lies on climate protection and rural development.

Around 75 percent of people in rural areas live in poverty. Our rural development projects focus on strengthening the potential of those affected, their access to resources and promoting their participation in social, economic and political processes. Within this framework, we promote ecologically sustainable agriculture.

Many families lost their homes due to Eta and Iota. The living conditions in the shelters are very cramped (Photo: AWO International/OCDIH)Many families lost their homes due to Eta and Iota. The living conditions in the shelters are very cramped (Photo: AWO International/OCDIH)
Central America • Honduras

After Hurricane Eta and Iota: Reconstruction and food security for families

In November 2020, two hurricanes hit the Potrerillos region in Honduras. Only within 15 days. With a reconstruction project, AWO International helps families to get back into a normal life and strengthens disaster risk management within the community in order to prepare the community for future natural disasters.

Helping people to help themselves: Through self-organisation in, for example, savings and credit associations, people improve their own living situation. (Photo: AWO International)Helping people to help themselves: Through self-organisation in, for example, savings and credit associations, people improve their own living situation. (Photo: AWO International)
Africa • Uganda

Food security in the refugee settlement Bidi Bidi

Bidi Bidi in northern Uganda is the largest refugee camp in Africa. Only about 25 percent of the refugees in the settlements are supplied with sufficient food. But the situation in the host communities is also precarious. Together with our partner organization AFARD, we are helping to improve the food situation.

Preventing malnutrition: A COVOID employee carries out a screening of a child. (Photo: AWO International)Preventing malnutrition: A COVOID employee carries out a screening of a child. (Photo: AWO International)
Africa • Uganda

Food security for refugees and host communities

Most people in Isingiro in western Uganda live from agriculture. But droughts, water shortages and the limited usable land lead to a precarious food situation in the communities and refugee settlements.

Securing food and creating prospects: Our goal is to strengthen women and children in particular. (Photo: AWO International)Securing food and creating prospects: Our goal is to strengthen women and children in particular. (Photo: AWO International)
Africa • Uganda

Inclusive food security in northern Uganda

The Lamwo district in northern Uganda is one of the poorest in the country. Nevertheless, the people take in refugees from neighbouring countries. Together with our partner organization UCOBAC, we support the host communities and the refugees.

Central America • Honduras

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