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Food Security and Livelihood (FSL)

Completed Project

The agricultural processes which are the
primary sources of livelihood and income, are characterized by primordial
technology, high input costs and low productivity. 92% of the population uses
biomass energy, 42.1% of the population lives below the poverty line and 85% of
the population has no access to safe and reliable sources of drinking water.
This is significantly lower than the national average
which is at
15%. An estimated 56% of the population walk for more than one hour to collect
drinking water and back and 44% does not have access to
any toilet facility.

The dependency ratio is 57.5% and the working population (aged 20-64 years) is 42.5%, thus constituting high dependency ratio. The population density in Western Equatorial Region is 8/sq. km lower than the national average. The adult literacy rate stands at mere 27%, and 60% of children aged 6 –17 years have never set foot in a classroom. The literacy rate for males is at 55% compared to 34% for females. The Gross Enrollment Rate for primary school in 2009 was 56%. Infant Mortality Rate is 151 (per 1,000 live births), under 10 Mortality Rate is 192 (per 1,000 live births), Maternal Mortality Rate is 2,327 (per 100,000 live births) and only 8% of children are fully immunized.

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