Expanding Food Security and Reducing Malnutrition for Rural Communities in Uganda
Stand Out Results:
Over the life of the Food Security Initiative project:
There was an increase in the average months of adequate household food provisioning from four at baseline to 5.5 months by October 2006.
Project: Uganda Food Security Initiative Phase II (FY 2001- FY 2005)
Budget: $7.3 Million
The Problem: Rural poverty and malnutrition are severe in southwestern Uganda. The country’s food security is threatened by high population density, low productivity, and a fragile economy in which average soil losses are among the highest in sub-Saharan Africa.
Additionally, unreliable and poorly constructed roads further hinder farm-to-market movement, agro-business and access to integral social services.
Long-Term Goal of Project: Improve household food security and nutrition in Uganda through agricultural productivity, natural resource management and infrastructural development.
- Improve agriculture and nutrition, rural roads, natural resource management and, local capacity building.
- Extend program activities to food-insecure areas of Kabale and four additional districts.
- Phase-out of Africare supported agriculture, natural resource management, and nutrition activities in the Phase I communities.
- Pay greater attention to decreasing child malnutrition and increasing existing national and district-level government commitments that address malnutrition and development needs in southwestern Uganda.