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Farm planning: The Neglected Miracle Approach towards Household Food Security


The Farm Planning model is FRA’s original conceptualized approach which was further developed following “under the tree shed” discussions held with project beneficiaries in Soroti and Katakwi districts in response to the severe food insecurity situation they were facing coupled with social conflicts at household and community level which were increasing vulnerability to a spectrum of social conflicts like child ... Read More »

Food Security and Children’s Vulnerability to Trafficking


A Case of Soroti and Katakwi Districts Teso Sub-Region, Uganda With funding from Independent Development Fund (IDF), Food Rights Alliance commissioned a study exploring the relationship between food insecurity and vulnerability to socioeconomic challenges including child vulnerability to trafficking in Soroti and Katakwi districts. Child trafficking is the most common and worst form of violence against children, and continues to ... Read More »

Marking 3 Years of Independence: FRA Holds 2016 AGM


By Matilda Nakawungu The AGM is an integral part of the democratic life of any organization. Ensuring that this statutory business takes place is an outstanding indicator of good governance. On 29 July 2016, the Food Rights Alliance held her 3rd Annual General Meeting. This key event provided the Alliance Members with a synopsis view of the alliance’s activities and ... Read More »

Meet Barbara Alupo, FRA Model Farmer

Life Story

My name is Barbara Alupo. I am 29-year-old. I am a single mother of three, and smallholder farmer. I live in Damasiko village Soroti district, Uganda. For the past 10 years, I have sustained my livelihood through farming. I grow multiple crops such as rice, groundnuts, peas, cassava, sorghum, and citrus. After receiving training from the Food Rights Alliance consultant ... Read More »

Food Security: An issue of access over supply

Food Security An issue of access over supply

 By Hilda Nabakooza   The Uganda economy is agrarian and over 80% of the population is engaged in agriculture for both household consumption and marketable surplus. The majority of rural population relies on subsistence agriculture as a source of livelihood. However many times efforts of the farmers go to waste due to high post-harvest losses. In Uganda the issue of ... Read More »

Exposing the injustice of food waste

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By Matilda Nakawungu Every day humanity wastes food on a colossal scale. A stroll through any of our food markets or round the back of many grocery stores and supermarkets will turn up bins and pits of food that has gone bad. This is to be expected but surely it leaves one thinking; isn’t there something more sensible to do ... Read More »

Plan Food Production, Plan Produce, Prohibit Food Waste

Reaping the rewards of Planning Farm Production

By Regina Kayoyo It has always been a widely held misconception that food wastage occurs at the household consumption level or the consumer level. Discussions around the concept of food wastage conjure images of food being thrown away by families at the end of a meal, during holidays and other such gatherings. Although this is true, the concept of food ... Read More »

Time to wage war against food waste

Food loss and waste refers to the edible parts of plants and animals that are produced or harvested for human consumption but that are not ultimately consumed by people. In particular, “food loss” refers to food that spills, spoils, incurs an abnormal reduction in quality such as bruising or wilting, or otherwise gets lost before it reaches the consumer. It ... Read More »

Urban Agriculture: That small space matters

Urban Agriculture That small space matters2

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 »