Restoring the resilience of Ugandan watersheds and farming systems through CommonGround.

CommonGround is a 4-year (2022-2026) Project that is being Implemented by Integrated Seed and Sector Development Uganda (ISSD Uganda) and Wageningen Environmental Research (WENR) with funding from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Uganda in partnership with other local partners (JESE, AID, Caritas Kabale and A2N Uganda)

It is rolled-out in the highlands of Uganda: Rwenzori (Ntoroko and Bunyangabu), Kigezi (Kabale, Rubanda and Kisoro and Elgon (Bududa).

The project’s goal is building 150,000 resilient farmer communities and watershed in the highlands of Uganda, based on three pathways: sustainable farming systems, restored watersheds, and improved marketing opportunities.

PIP Approach
The Participatory Integrated Planning (PIP) Approach is the core strategy of the project, which underlies all activities at the household and community level, while key elements of it are also used during workshops with entrepreneurial groups, government stakeholders and watershed management committees.

PIP aims at building collaboration between farmers, and communities and aims at fostering resilience-based stewardship through an interrelated set of activities.

It is a bottom-up approach which deliberately moves away from traditional top-down interventions approaches. In the PIP-approach, households jointly devise a vision and plans for the future of their farm.

The PIP-approach aims to increase farmers motivation, their resilience, and their stewardship. The starting point of the PIP approach is the notion that resilient farming systems, are grounded in a solid foundation of motivated people and healthy land.

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