By Maurice Eriku

The adverse impact of climate change in the Karamoja region has compelled Civil Society Organisation actors and residents in the region to embark on drought resilient farming methods.

The locals have now adopted rain water harvest practices to cope with the prolonged dry spell. Radio pacis engaged Leni Godfrey, the Program Manager of Caritas Kotido to explain some of their successful interventions

In order to manage the long dry season, farmers in Kotido trap and store water during the rainy season in Sub surface dams which can later help them to irrigate their farms for more than 6-months. Anyang James, a bio-technologist explains how the facility works

Another successful drought resilience tool in Karamoja has been the rock catchment facility which is ideal for communities around the foothills in West Nile.

Lokong Abraham constructed in Lokatap & shares how it helps farmers in the area

Aluluke Julie, the SC chief of Midia Sub County in Koboko who was part of the learning visit to Kotido believes such interventions can enhance food security in West Nile.

With West Nile hosting over 1-million refugees, drought management interventions are key in order to sustain continuous food production. End