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Since its founding in 1999, Food Rights Alliance (FRA) has been advancing the Human Right to Adequate Food for all and driven by a vision of: “A world free from hunger and malnutrition.” It aspires for a sustainable food system and food justice for all.
Food Rights Alliance through its members, mobilizes and organizes communities for collective action to address the barriers to access safe and healthy diets while building their capacity to speak for themselves and advocating for an enabling environment to grow and access safe and nutritious food. FRA works with both State and Non-State Actors to mobilize communities for a collective voice to speak for and harness indigenous knowledge of traditional food production and share transformational methods of producing and eating safe food relevant to their own environments. This is done by generating evidence for action through documentation and publication of change stories.
The year 2020 was significant, coming with external and internal changes as the world grappled to contain the CORONA VIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19). In Uganda, like it is in the entire world, the pandemic is exacerbating poverty and inequality, discriminative access to social and protection services for all people. The COVID-19 pandemic altered the trajectory of our outlook and strategies. Similarly, in July, 2021, the Government of Uganda published the 3rd National Development Plan (NDP III) with new development pathways for the next five years, with which FRA needed to be in tandem.
This required FRA to change its strategic direction that can be well expressed through a Strategic Plan 2022 - 2026, further undertake an early retirement of her previous Strategic Plan - 2019-2023 and engage in a rethinking process to position itself better in this drastic changed environment. We are very grateful to all Alliance Members, communities we work in, representatives of the Government of Uganda, Development Partners, Civil Society Partners, and the Private Sector as well as FRA Secretariat staff who made themselves available to contribute to this process.