Prevent starvation among 70 families in Uganda

by Community Concerns Uganda Initiative
Prevent  starvation among 70 families in Uganda
Prevent  starvation among 70 families in Uganda
Prevent  starvation among 70 families in Uganda
Prevent  starvation among 70 families in Uganda
Prevent  starvation among 70 families in Uganda
Prevent  starvation among 70 families in Uganda

Project Report | May 7, 2019
Excitement, Hope and Eagerness

By Brenda Nakirya | Managing Director

Whilst access to food is a recognized human right, it can be easy to forget that it continues to be a privilege for many families around the world. Food security is an ongoing challenge to OVC families in Bukatube. In February 2019, we had the opportunity to lease land for our OVC caregivers to provide them with the opportunity to improve their food security in a sustainable way. They were very excited at the prospect of improving their capacity to feed their families and earn a living. Currently, some families face significant risks of malnutrition and under-nutrition due to a lack of sustainable, quality food sources.

“I can’t thank enough Community Concerns for having thought of us... getting us land to plant food crops. This is going to save us from food insecurity”

It was decided by a majority vote that the caregivers would grow soya beans and groundnuts, as these crops are best suited to the sandy soils in the area. After obtaining the land, an agronomist was hires as a consultant to provide training in effective ways of growing soya and groundnuts in local conditions (as seen in the pictures below). The participatory training engaged caregivers in learning better farming practices such as seed selection, spacing, planting, weeding, pest handling, harvesting and post-harvesting handling. Going forward, we believe that this has great potential to address food insecurity amongst OVC caregivers in Bukatube; a perspective shared by participants:

“I believe this project is going to not only change our food security status but also our ability to save... I am sure that we shall be able to save money after selling the soya beans and groundnuts. Besides, we shall have to save more as our expenses on food reduce…”

Despite a delay in the rains for this growing season, caregivers are optimistic about the potential of the initiative and the opportunity to reap a harvest for their families in the coming months.

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Community Concerns Uganda Initiative

Location: Jinja - Uganda
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Project Leader:
Brenda Nakirya
Managing Director
Jinja , Uganda
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