Swapping aid for trade in northern Uganda
A market stall holder in northern Uganda, December 2011. Northern Uganda was once the breadbasket of the country, but 20 years of war have ravaged the land and traumatised the people.
Now that 2 million internally displaced people have returned home from camps, and refugees have come back from overseas, there is hope that the region can once again become a thriving base for agriculture.
DFID is supporting the recovery of the region with a five year programme that has helped 10,000 vulnerable people to return home, provided vocational training for 4,000 young people who missed out on education, and is providing match-funding for the private sector to help kick-start the local economy.
Picture: Pete Lewis/Department for International Development
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