NEWS & UPDATES

SEATINI Launches CSO Advocacy Guide on Investment Treaties

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Successful advocates know that advocacy plans are not best loose guides, and that successful advocacy strategies are characterized not by their ability to proceed along a predefined track but by their ability to adopt to changing circumstances. On November 24, SEATINI Uganda pre-launched an Advocacy Guide for Civil Society on Investment Treaties. The guide developed by SEATINI and Traidcraft is ... Read More »

The Hunger Project Calls for Increased Accountability on Nutrition

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By Matilda Nakawungu Over the past 25 years, substantial progress has been made towards the achievement of the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG1) which committed world leaders to eradicate extreme hunger and poverty. Since 1990, the number of hungry people in the world has decline by over 200 million. The global rates of underweight and stunting in children under the ... Read More »

FRA Enhances Citizen Participation in National Budgeting

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By Matilda Nakawungu When it comes to appropriation and monitoring of national funds, Civil Society Organisations can play a key role in ensuring government transparency and accountability. With dedicated effort, these players can help to inform decision-making processes with research and evidence. Civil Society Organizations’ efforts towards evidence-based advocacy have in the past been hampered by their limited capacity to ... Read More »

Farmers Launch National Manifesto 2016

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By Matilda Nakawungu Agriculture has been and remains central to Uganda’s economic growth and poverty reduction. One cannot overemphasize the importance of the agricultural sector to the national economy, rural livelihoods, and the food security of Ugandans. Although the country is gifted with fertile soil and good climatic conditions, agricultural production and productivity has been declining.This has been a result ... Read More »

Promoting the Principle of ‘Practicality’ in Solutions on the Road to Attaining Sustainable Agriculture

By Regina Kayoyo ‘Sustainable Agriculture’! Fast degradation, low yields, ever increasing population, high mortality rates, increased demand, fragmentation, increased hunger and malnutrition, climatic problems, among others are a few challenges that plague agriculture at the national level. The dire need to change this situation has given way to a new type of principle for strategic development, a principle embedded in ... Read More »

ASSP ready for external input and contributions from stakeholders

The government under MAAIF has made yet another step towards strengthening the agriculture sector. This endeavor has been possible through the Agriculture Sector Strategic Plan (ASSP) that has recently been open to stakeholders to solicit inputs from their diverse fields. The ASSP is a 5-year strategy for the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries for the period 2015/16 to ... Read More »

FRA Holds Consultative Dialogue on Reconstructing Rural Economy

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Following a research study carried out by FRA on the women exclusion gaps that increase women’s vulnerability to poverty, hunger and malnutrition, FRA on 30th September held a national level consultative dialogue:  Taking Stock of Opportunities in Collective Action to Enhance Women’s Resilience in Agriculture, under the theme: Moving Toward Resilient Women in Agriculture.  The meeting brought together over 60 ... Read More »

FRA holds Strategising Meeting on Improving AEAS

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Following the recently concluded Joint Agriculture Sector Annual Review, Food Rights Alliance on 28th September held an inception meeting on maintaining momentum for an inclusive agricultural extension and advisory system for smallholder farmers in Uganda. The meeting held in Kampala brought together CSOs and the media to strategize on how to up efforts to foster an efficient and effective AEAS ... Read More »

FRA at 42nd Session of the Commitee on World Food Security

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This week, from the 12th to the 16th of October, the Food and Agriculture Organization is holding the 42nd session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) at the FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. We are glad to inform you that Food Rights Alliance together with other key stakeholders are taking part in this session. We will continue to ... Read More »

SEATINI Holds Regional Meeting on EAC Investment Treaty

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From 24th to 25th Sep 2015, SEATINI Uganda held a Regional Stakeholder Consultative Meeting with Government Officials on promoting Pro-Development Investment Policies and Agreements in the EAC. The meeting brought together key stakeholders in the region from Civil Society Organisations, Government Ministries, Investment Promotion Agencies, Private Sector, Trade Unions, Media, Academia, EAC Secretariat, Members of Parliament and the East African ... Read More »