Kajo-Keji: Over 40 farmers attend ‘Farming for Peace’ training
More than 40 farmers in Kajo-Keji County of Central Equatoria State attended two-day training under the theme "Farming for peace".
The training by the Strengthening Conflict and Gender Sensitive Community Resilience (SCCR) project was organized by the Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) and was funded by the Austrian Development Agency.
Speaking during the training, CEPO's Field Officer for Kajo-Keji Kenyi Nason Felix, said the training mainly targeted women and girls in Kajo-Keji payam.
"The training is to empower women under the farming for peace initiative. Without engaging communities in farming, peace cannot prevail," he said.
Wani Sylvano Yokwe who attended the training said he learned about peacebuilding, peaceful co-existence, and mediation systems as well as challenges affecting farming including climate change.
Sylvano appealed to CEPO to regularly organize such pieces of training to keep farmers updated on best farming practices and new technologies to deal with challenges facing agriculture and encourage more people to become farmers.
Meanwhile, Agnes Diiko said she has learned that through farming she can become self-reliant but also urged CEPO to provide the farmers with seeds and chemicals for agriculture.
The Strengthening Conflict and Gender Sensitive Community Resilience (SCCR) project operates in Northern Uganda and Central Equatoria and its main aim is to contribute to gender equality, empower women and girls, and promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies in Uganda and South Sudan which have experienced protracted wars.