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Urban Agriculture: That small space matters

As the effects of climate change and increased economic challenges continue to impact the world’s most vulnerable, it becomes more and more important to search for alternatives to everyday activities. In the last ten years the population of city dwellers has outnumbered that of rural areas. The rationale for migrating into the city stems from a belief that employment opportunities ... Read More »

Not Just the Grain But Every Single Shilling Counts: Planning Resources to Plan Production

By Samson Ssemanda Although food availability has increased along with the growing human population over the last 30 years, there are still millions of people suffering from malnutrition. This problem is not only the result of insufficient food production and inadequate distribution, but also of the financial inability of the poor to purchase food of reasonable quality in adequate quantities ... Read More »

ICT the untapped potential to draw the youth back into agriculture

By Matilda Nakawungu A lot in agriculture has changed over the years and with these changes has come a radical decline in youth engagement in this sector. Rural life is often not attractive or easy for young people in developing countries and agriculture holds little appeal to most. Given Uganda’s ever increasing population and the constantly growing unemployment levels among ... Read More »

Fund Raising Is Friend Raising

By Lucky Brian Wamboka When searching for funds, just as when making friends the foremost goal is to draw in people from the larger cosmos to the periphery of one’s interest group. It also requires bringing those at the outer levels of your circle closer to the centre where a greater level of participation and commitment- financial and non-financial- can ... Read More »

Meet Janet, one of FRA’s model farmers in Soroti

At 50, Janet Ilonya is one of the most inspiring stories from Asuret Sub County, located just outside of Soroti District. Janet joined FRA’s group of model farmers over a year ago to pilot the FRA/IDF farm planning model. Since then, Janet has never looked back. As required by this programme, Janet illustrated two sets of planning. She put to ... Read More »


Three-quarters of the world’s poorest billion people live in rural areas, and majority depend on agriculture for their livelihoods and survival. Encouraging the growth of the agricultural sector is therefore one of the most effective ways of tackling poverty and reducing hunger and malnutrition. In Uganda, the Agricultural sector is very key in the national economy. Rural livelihood and the ... Read More »

Uganda’s Power to Act in the Fight Against Climate Change

On 17 June 2016, OXFAM and Climate Action Network – Uganda (CAN-U) hosted a Youth Climate Change and Gender Parity Workshop titled, “Accelerating Young People’s Leadership to Take Action on Climate Change.” The daylong convention took a particular focus on Uganda’s role in combatting climate change on a global scale, along with what implications climate change will have on the ... Read More »

CSO Post-Budget Dialogue 2016

On 16th June 2016, CSBAG organized a post budget Dialogue that involved putting the 2016/2017 budget of shs. 26.3 Trillion into Context that will deliver the desirable quality services to the citizens as announced in the national budget speech FY 2016/2017 by the finance minister Matia kasaija on 8th June 2016. This brought together various CSOs, NSAs, private sector, media, ... Read More »

Environmental Leadership: Youth in Action

“The issue of climate change is now the worst threat facing humanity,” declared Chebet Maikut, Commissioner from the Climate Change Department, at a youth workshop on Thursday, June 16. The theme of the event, organized by Oxfam and Climate Action Network Uganda, was “Accelerating young people’s leadership in the fight against climate change,” with a focus on gender equity. As ... Read More »