in the field
Globally, food costs have risen to their highest since 1990. This leads to unrest, hunger and insecurity. Many things contribute to volatility in food prices, including: climate change creating insufficient harvest, damage and destruction, desertification of land, population pressures, agro business, farm subsidies, agro imperialism, and the list goes on. One way WGEF is addressing the issue in northern Uganda is our focus on agriculture. We support and promote creating small/medium scale women farmers; this ensures that women can not only feed themselves but their communities. The only way to increase food security in northern Uganda is enabling the region to grow/harvest their own food.
Help us create food security, giving women the opportunity to create a brighter future. We gave out over 127 agro loans in 2010 and have 40 clients waiting for disbursements. This program is critical to the health and well being of our clients, their families and the region. Our first harvest cycle in November was very successful, help us continue this vital program in 2011, addressing the inequity of women farmers and providing the tools for sustainable human development.
women farmers = food security