NEWS & UPDATES

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 »

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 »