The overall goal of the project is to contribute to increased income and reduced poverty among the pastoral populations in Uganda.
The development objective of the project is to strengthen the livelihood and reduce the vulnerability of pastoralists and agro-pastoralist in the Karamoja region of Northern Uganda.
This objective will be achieved through
(a) strengthening the pastoralist production system,
(b) improving access to basic rural production and market infrastructure as well as basic social services.
More specifically, the drylands project will implement interventions aimed at holistically addressing challenges faced by pastoralists that directly contribute to the objective of reducing vulnerability, building resilience and accelerating the achievement of the MDGs.
The economic potential of these pastoral areas is huge and can greatly contribute to national GDP once properly exploited with adequate investment.