Farm Income Enhancement and Forest Conservation 2 (FIEFOC 2)

The Farm Income Enhancement and Forest Conservation Project 2 (FIEFOC 2) is the successor project to FIEFOC 1 which was implemented between 2006 and 2012 and funded jointly by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and NDF.
FIEFOC 2 targets improvements in farm incomes, rural livelihoods, household food security and climate resilience through expansion of rural irrigation schemes together with development of agribusiness and integrated natural resources management. Over a 5 year period, it will support integrated development of 5 new small- and medium-scale agricultural irrigation schemes covering districts in the East, West and North of the country. Nebbi District in specific, the project will construct Wadelai irrigation scheme in Wadelai Sub County.
The project will expand the achievements of the first phase, which resulted in rehabilitation of 3 existing schemes covering 2,328 hectares and improved forest coverage on approximately 31,000 hectares in upstream watersheds. It will also improve on sustainability from the first phase with a more targeted approach, complementing installation of physical infrastructure with extensive training and capacity development in agribusiness development, natural resources management and climate smart agriculture.
The project is, by design, a strategic response to the impacts of climate change in Uganda and will enable project beneficiaries and communities to transition from predominantly rain-fed and climate-vulnerable, subsistence agriculture to more sustainable, productive and climate-resilient agricultural models.