District Livelihoods Support Programme (DLSP)
10/07 - 12/14
This project is part of
The programme drawn on the achievements of the District Development Support Programme, scaled up the decentralized development approach in 13 districts (Yumbe, Oyam, Apac, Busia, Bugiri, Mayuge, Luweero, Nakaseke, Masindi, Buliisa, Bundibugyo, Kyenjojo, Kamwenge) targeting landless people, small-scale farmers and fishers, and, in particular, women and youth among 100,000 households. To accelerate decentralization, the programme worked to support local economic development and strengthen the capacity of district governments to foster community development. Activities focus on community mobilization, agriculture and land management, and the development of access roads and water infrastructure. On land and natural resource governance, the programme supported the implementation of the Land Act in selected sub-counties, taking into account different tenure situations. It implemented the household mentoring approach giving a positive impact on co-spousal registration and women’s land access; and disseminated information through 52 awareness raising events on land tenure rights and training on land tenure and management policies. Through the programme, community-based management institutions were established; individual occupier land certificates were released and community and farm-based management plans for land, soil, water and vegetation conservation were developed.