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Rural Transformation through Promoting Adequate Extension Services and Agricultural Inputs in Uganda

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Today, Uganda joins the rest of world to celebrate World Food Day under the theme “Change the future of Migration; Invest in Food Security and Rural Development”. This year’s celebrations will be held in Kachwekano Zonal Agricultural and Development Institute in Kabale district organized by Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in collaboration with the Food and Agricultural Organization ... Read More »

Indigenous Seed Varieties: A sure way to food Security in Africa

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As we celebrate the world food day 2017 under the theme “Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development.” We note with concern that hunger, poverty, and an increase in extreme weather events linked to climate change are some of the important factors contributing to the migration challenge. In Africa and Uganda in particular most of ... Read More »

World Food Day 2017: Invest in Food Security and Rural Development

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Throughout the year, the Food Rights Alliance commemorates a number of days and events national and international that identify with her work of fighting hunger and malnutrition. But, none of these speak as closely to FRA’s heart as the World Food Day. Celebrated every year on 16th October, this day honors the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of ... Read More »

Rural Women: The Key to Sustainable Development

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On Sunday 15th October, the world came together to commemorate the International Day for Rural Women. This year, the celebrations were focused on the theme, “Challenges and opportunities in climate-resilient agriculture for gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls”. In her statement for the International Day of Rural Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlighted the ... Read More »

Understanding and Tracking Uganda’s Performance on the CAADP Commitments

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Non-State Actors Orientation Session to be held on the theme: “In recognition of the key accountability role that CSOs play in bringing credibility to the Malabo Declaration, CAADP and Mutual Accountability Processes in Uganda” Date: 25 – 26 September 2017 Venue: Kampala See concept for details               Organised by Food Rights Alliance in partnership ... Read More »

FRA HOLDS ELECTIVE ANNUAL GENERAL Meeting 2017

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The 4th Annual General Meeting of the Food Rights Alliance was held on Friday 25th August 2017. This was the 2nd elective assembly since the establishment of FRA as an independent secretariat in 2014. This colourful event saw the alliance constitutionally transition its leadership following 3 years of service. Opening the ceremony, Mr. John Segujja the outgoing BOD Chairperson commended ... Read More »

Uganda Hosts 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation

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From 26-29 June, Uganda hosted the 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA11) to climate change that took place in Kampala. The event that brought together policymakers, development partners and practitioners working on community-based adaptation at the various levels focused on harnessing natural resources and ecosystems for adaptation. Parallel to the main CBA11 conference, a Youth Conference was held on ... Read More »

Holds FRA Holds Strategic Thinking Session on Integrated Water and Land Resource Management

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On 26th June, FRA in partnership with her Financial Partner Trocaire held a strategic thinking session to kick start a debate on attaining an integrated water and land resource management system in Uganda. The session brought together representatives from the line Ministries (MWE, MLHUD, MAAIF); Kampala City Council Authority, private sector; water and land rights champions; media; academia and staff ... Read More »

Validation of Uganda’s SDG 2 Review Report

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The National Planning Authority (NPA) in collaboration with World Food Programme (WFP) and other Stakeholders carried out an SDG2 Strategic Review. This review focused on how SDG2 targets on “ending hunger, food security, improved nutrition and promotion of sustainable agriculture will be localized within the Ugandan context. Led by the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), this Review examines Uganda’s preparedness ... Read More »

CSOs Hold Preparatory Meeting for High Level Political Forum on SDGs

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On 25th April, over 50 CSO representatives under the hospice of NGO-Forum participated in a preparatory meeting for the upcoming High Level Political Forum on SGDs in New York, 2017. This Forum will be convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council from 10th to 19th July. The theme for this year’s Forum will be “Eradicating poverty and ... Read More »