NEWS & UPDATES

Farmers Forum for Agric Extension Holds Annual Meeting

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By Jude SSebuliba On 28th April, FRA participated in the 3rd annual meeting of Ugandan Farmers Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (UFAAS). The meeting was majorly intended to review the National Agricultural Extension Strategy, include civil society contribution to the strategy, giving members a platform to exhibit all they are doing towards promoting agricultural extension and brainstorming on how to ... Read More »

CSOs Hold Press Conference on 5 Million Citizens’ “Tax Mps” Campaign

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By Matilda Nakawungu Friday 28 April 2016, Kampala – CSOs under the leadership of Action Aid Uganda held a Press Briefing on the ongoing 5 million citizens’ campaign. Launched on 20th April 2016, the campaign aims to petition the President of Uganda asking him to reject the new insertion by MPs “the employment income of person employed as a Member ... Read More »

FRA Women’s Day Statement

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On March 8th every year, women are celebrated across the world. On this day, the world comes together to exalt the vital role that women play in economic, social, cultural and political development for themselves, their families and communities at large. In this celebration, there is also a reflection on the plight women face on this path to development. Food ... Read More »

NSA Hold 1st Colloquium on Financing Agricultural Extension

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25 February 2016, Kampala – FRA in collaboration with PELUM Uganda and the NSA Working Group on Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS) reforms on Thursday successfully held the 1st National colloquium on the AEAS reforms. The colloquium that attracted over 90 participants was a continuation of a multi stakeholder engagement process. This process aims at generating practical strategies for ... Read More »

Building Resilient Women in Agriculture

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Women play a vital role in the survival and progress of our livelihoods; they are after all, major players in household food and nutrition security. Globally, statistics show that women contribute 66% of the world’s work, produce 50% of the food available and yet earn only 10% of the agricultural income and own just 1% of property (UNDP, 2011). In ... Read More »

FRA Engages Youth at Hip Hop Event

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The FRA ended the month of January on a high note – participating in the 9th Annual Hip Hop for Society. The event took place in Nsamba at the Sharing Youth Center, and was hosted by Breakdance Project Uganda, a Kampala-based organization that uses hip-hop as a means of building capacity and confidence in youth across the country. The event ... Read More »

FRA Holds NSA Consultative Meeting on AE Policy and Strategy

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On 22nd January, FRA held a Non State Actors (NSAs) consultative meeting to reorganize and strategize for the National Consultative meeting on the Agriculture Extension Policy that is to be held on Monday 25th January 2016. The overall objective of the undertaking was to garner contributions and commitment from the NSAs to the development of the National Agriculture Extension Policy. ... Read More »

FRA Opens New Year With Retreat

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By Matilda Nakawungu 5 – 8 January 2015 – This week, Food Rights Alliance conducted its Annual Beginning of Year Retreat in the serene outskirts of Entebbe town, Uganda.  The most noteworthy objectives of the four-day activity were to enforce the Staff and Board capacity in resource mobilization and proposal writing, their understanding of what FRA’s core business is, its ... Read More »

CSOs Hold Press Conference on National Budget Framework Paper FY2016/17

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As Parliament starts scrutinizing the National Budget Framework Paper for the financial year 2016/2017, CSOs under their body umbrella Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG), have raised concerns over the 2016/207 budget proposals, saying Government is not about to provide adequate funding for crucial sectors which greatly affect Ugandans. CSOs also expressed concern over limited adherence to the Public Finance ... Read More »

FRA at 10th WTO Ministerial Conference

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From 15 to 18 December, Food Rights Alliance joined other Civil Society Organizations working in the field of trade in Nairobi, Kenya to take part in the 10th WTO ministerial conference. This event was also the sixth round of the Doha Round of discussions, which began in 2001. The main focus of the discussions FRA took part in was on ... Read More »