Rockville, Md. — Abt Associates has won a major project to improve agriculture and nutrition in Uganda. The Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition Activity is a five-year, $23.2M contract funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development.
The objective of the project is to increase the resilience of households and communities in Uganda by boosting agricultural productivity and access to markets, improving household nutrition and strengthening community governance.
“Abt will work with Ugandan organizations to target school communities and surrounding local actors to accomplish these cross-sectoral goals,” said Abt’s Chief Business Officer Jay Knott.
“The project also will improve the ability of village-level savings associations and community groups to support the development of livelihoods and community-based economic ventures.”
Abt’s partners include three local implementing organizations—Caritas Kotido, Caritas Kabale, and Children of the World Foundation—to work directly with communities they already serve, as well as a cadre of international thought leaders in nutrition, youth engagement, behavior change and IT mobile solutions development. They include The Manoff Group, Making Cents International, Mango Tree Educational Enterprises and Souktel.
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