The USAID/Uganda Community Connector (CC) Project, implemented by FHI 360 in Uganda, assists local governments in improving the nutrition of women and children and the livelihoods of vulnerable populations by implementing interventions that integrate nutrition and agriculture at the community and household levels. The project focuses on the role of women in the household, especially regarding food security, decision-making processes, and the use and distribution of resources.
The CC project is a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Feed the Future flagship program, which provides a comprehensive and multisectoral approach to poverty, food insecurity and undernutrition. The CC project builds the capacity of local governments, farmers, private-sector entities and community-based organizations, as well as informal community groups and networks of people living with or affected by HIV, to:
- Improve nutrition and hygiene within households and communities
- Increase access to more diverse and higher quality foods within households and communities
- Increase demand by women and men for later timing and spacing of pregnancies
- Increase household assets and income
- Introduce appropriate technologies that improve food productivity and post-harvest handling and decrease women’s workload
- Improve risk management techniques to mitigate economic shocks
- Integrate gender analyses and strategies to improve nutrition and livelihood
The CC project was designed to support the Agricultural Sector Development Strategy and Investment Plan 2010–2015 and the Uganda Nutrition Action Plan 2011–2016. The project works in 15 districts in the north and southwestern regions of Uganda.