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Community Based Animators Get Bicycles to Combat Food Insecurity

CBAs are comprised of both Christians and Muslims who train farmers in basic agricultural practices, climate science, environmental protection, and others. Each CBA is working with two out of the 210 farmer groups.
A CBA recieves his bicycle from Bishop Sanctus Lino Wanok of Lira Diocese (Photo by Immaculate Amony)

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Caritas Norway has donated 105 bicycles to Community-Based Animators (CBA) to facilitate their efforts in the fight against food insecurity among smallholder farmers in the Lango subregion.

CBAs are comprised of both Christians and Muslims who train farmers in basic agricultural practices, climate science, environmental protection, and others. Each CBA is working with two out of the 210 farmer groups.

The project dubbed “Food Income and Livelihood Project (FILP)” is being implemented in the four districts of Oyam, Otuke, Dokolo, and Alebtong.

Rev. Fr. Ambrose Acir Acuma, the Director of Caritas Lira said the bicycles are given to help the Community-Based Animators to reach out to farmers, training them on good agricultural practices and livelihoods.

//Cue in: “Ye we are….

Cue out: …reach these farmers.”//

Bishop of Lira Diocese Rt. Rev. Sanctus Lino Wanok called on the CBAs to help other farmers using the knowledge they have gained without focusing on monetary support.

Luo bite:

//Cue in: “Wun utye jo…

Cue out: … me noto jo.”//

Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Opio for Lira Cathedral Parish implored the CBAs to live by example starting from within their households saying other people only embrace new ideas and accept change if they see another person excelling from it.

Luo bite:

//Cue in: “Kit awun inwongo…

Cue out: …aneno Obedo acan.”//

The Community-Based Animators will save the burden of walking over a long distance which consumes both time and energy that could have been spent in the garden.

Voxpop on the bicycle;

//Cue in: “It was very…

Cue out: … ote tuno let.”//

George Ocen, a CBA from Oyam District implored the CARITAS team under the Diocese to consider setting up satellite irrigation schemes to help farmers, especially during the dry season.

//Cue in: “Planning naka koti…

Cue out: … pito ipoti gii.”//

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