The baseline study conducted in districts of Abim and Lira established that farming was the dominant economic activity and a dominant source of livelihoods. Data was collected through interviews with farmers, district authorities, security agencies and produce buyers in districts of Abim and Lira. Focus Group Discussions were also conducted with members of farmers’ associations. Cassava, maize and millet were the three most cultivated crops, with millet cultivated by 24% of small scale farmers, cassava cultivated by 31% and maize cultivated by 29%. These crops were intercropped or rotated with bananas, sim sim, beans, sun flower and sweet potatoes.
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