Food Security

Summary :

Kabarole Research and Resource Centre (KRC) has gained advanced experience over the years in the implementation of health and nutrition programs in the region.

KRC in partnership with save the children with funding from United Nations World Food Program (UN WFP) is implementing a nutrition program in Kyaka II refugee settlement in Kyegegwa District with focus on treatment and management of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) through the implementation of Targeted Supplementary Feeding Program (TSFP) and prevention of malnutrition through the implementation of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) program.

The FSL phase IV will be implemented for a period of 4 and half years (2020-2024) and will primarily focus on four work packages including;

  1. Improving nutrition and health through transformation of consumption patterns towards sustainable healthy diets.
  2. Strengthening sustainability, resilience and diversity of food production systems to produce healthy and nutritious food.
  3. Developing innovative post-harvest technologies to improve food safety and reduce food waste.
  4. Transformational impact, scalability and exploitation | Pathways for exploitation and scalability to maximise sustainable impact.

Report: Food Security

Training on nutrient dense crops.

For the nutrition sensitive activities, KRC provides training of the community members on nutrient dense crops (iron rich beans, Orange fleshy sweet potatoes, Soy beans, mushroom  and vegetables) cultivation, small animal (rabbits and Guinee pigs)  rearing, Food preparation through food and cooking  demonstrations, health and nutrition education among others. Majorly the nutrition sensitive activities are done at community level through the care group methodology.

KRC with funding from HIVOS is also implementing a Health Food Africa project on Food Systems through the Fort Portal Food System Lab (FSL) phase IV. The project is implemented in Fort Portal Tourism city and Kabarole District in western Uganda.

The Food systems’ Lab is a space that provides different food system actors an opportunity to share food system challenges and ideas that enable innovation and interventions to address food system challenges.  
The FSL phase IV’s main goal is to influence sustainable, resilient and equitable production and consumption of diverse, nutritious and safe food for all. For realization and sustainability of the Fort Portal Food System Lab vision, KRC has brought on board local food system actors including local government, Coalition of the willing (a consumer advocacy group that promotes consumption of safe, nutritious indigenous food), food ambassadors (influential leaders who promote healthy diets for all in their respective constituencies).

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