The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has announced a contribution of $2 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in support of enhanced nutrition and higher household incomes in the Karamoja region, Northern Uganda.
“I am very pleased that Korea is taking part in an important programme to assist the Karamoja region through KOICA”, Chief of Mission of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Uganda, Charge d’affaires Park Jongdae said in a statement released by WFP on August 6.
“I am convinced that the donation will help WFP’s efforts to bring about sustainability while reducing food insecurity in the region,” he added.
Kang Younhwa, the Resident Representative of KOICA Uganda, said the KOICA assistance will help sustain vulnerable families in Karamoja and contribute to reducing the risks associated with economic migration.
The KOICA funds will help provide 12,000 food-insecure people with training as well as inputs for production and marketing of vegetables, mostly cow peas, eggplant and cabbage.
The project to be implemented through the Karamoja Integrated Development Programme will run for 18 months.
written by Louis Vuitton Bags, August 18, 2012