Yesterday Olivia visited the agricultural groups and individual gardens in Imvepi Refugee Settlement in Northern Uganda. Imvepi settlement is located in Odupi sub-county and was opened in February 2017 and in 2020 hosted 67,439 refugees of which the vast majority are from South Sudan. (UNHCR, 2020c)
The refugee settlement is divided into three zones and stretches over around 53km2. (UNHCR and UNOPS, 2017). The climate in the district is characterised by a unimodal rainfall pattern with a rainy season between April and November and a dry season between December and March (Arua District Local Government, 2009).