NEWS & UPDATES

Uganda Hosts 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation

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

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

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

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 »

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

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

 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 »