Shifting from conventional relief work, the World Food Program has unveiled a new livelihood program to attend to the core causes of food shortages in Karamoja, Uganda. The program, which will target moderately food-insecure households, will help beneficiary communities cultivate cash crops such as gum Arabic and onions, and develop better farming methods including low-technology dams. Some USD25 million is required to implement the program until the end of 2010. Of the sum, some USD5.2 million has already been mobilized.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.