Mixed group approach: The mixed group approach (refugees and hosts, women and men
and PSNs) over the years has enhanced access to land for vulnerable persons such as
refugees, PWDS and women from their host counterparts.
Promotion of block farming: Block farming of high value chains per ecological centre is
promoted through farmer organization in groups where each farmer allocates 1-2 acres of land for the promotion of selected enterprise, bulked and collectively marketed.
The graduation model approach: which is a sequenced and time-bound series of social inclusion and economic interventions that effectively moves vulnerable households into sustainable livelihoods.
Farmer Field School Methodology: The FFS is an innovative, participatory, and interactive learning approach that emphasizes problem solving and discovery-based learning.
Enabling Rural Innovation (ERI): is a strategic and participatory approach that puts small-
scale farmers at the center of development processes. ERI strengthens farmers’ social and entrepreneurial capacities in order to make the transition from subsistence to market –
oriented agriculture while safeguarding food security and sustainable management of
Market system approach: A three-pronged approach has been employed by CEFORD viz: a)
Multi-stakeholder Platform (MSP) to address systemic issues hindering participation of the households in the market system; b) Business to Business linkages (B2B) to promote linkages with value chain actors for sustainability and c) business coaching & mentoring to ensure adaption of better practices for survival and growth.
Agroforestry/FMNR: Our livelihood interventions have integrated basic mixed agroforestry systems to protect and restore environment and natural resources while promoting green livelihoods in the targeted refugee and host community. This has been conducted through
the Farmer Managed Natural Resource Regeneration (FMNR) which ensured trees are
conserved while cultivation takes place. Climate Smart Agricultural practices with focus on soil and water conservation, integrated pest and disease management, adoption of agro-
forestry has been promoted among the farmers where tree seedlings for fruits, fuel and wood have been distributed to the farmers to protect and conserve the environment as
livelihood activities are being promoted.
Digitalization: Digital platforms have improved access of farmers to extension services, and
markets not only globally but also in West Nile. Therefore, we have been promoting digital
platforms to enhance access to extension services and markets in partnership with the
Job shadowing and Matching: Based on the challenges faced in promoting both self and
wage employment after skilling of youth and women majorly due to job mismatches
between acquired skills set and the market demands and also partly due to poor career
guidance, we have embarked on the establishment of community-based skilling and job
matching centres that provide opportunity, career guidance, exposure and linkage with potential employers.
Instant Learning/Apprenticeship: We offer short-term community-based trainings for
vulnerable girls, youth and women in market-oriented trades. The instant
learning/Apprenticeship skills are provided mainly to girls, youth and women have basic
knowledge or exposure in the skills eco-system as such they require skills refinement for
period of 2 weeks to 2 months.
Work Based Learning: Based on the employment and labour market scan that have been
conducted, relevant skills trainings in selected enterprises are conducted by community
based local artisans or master craftsperson through on job learning, mentorship and
coaching for a period of three months.
Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship and soft skills: To ensure our trainees of technical
vocational skills understand the skilling ecosystem especially the market and social
dynamics, training in financial literacy, entrepreneurship and soft skills are integrated in the
technical vocational skills training.