food security

Atimango Sharon raises a cassava stem tuber harvested from the joint farmers group garden. Photo credit: Oxfam
About the Project This is a 3-year Applied Research Fund project funded by NWO-WOTRO designed to improve the food and income security situation of 2,500 small holder farmers in Pader and Oyam districts in Northern Uganda. This project focuses on cassava, the most important staple crop in this...
The cassava project project focuses on cassava, one of the most important staple crops in Northern Uganda. Photo credit:Oxfam
Cassava Applied Research for Food Security is a 3-year project (2016-2018) designed to improve the food security situation of 2,500 direct beneficiaries of which 60% are female in districts of Pader and Oyam in Northern Uganda. This project focuses on cassava, one of the most important staple crops...
Oruukit Farmers’ Group members during a cassava variety yield tasting in Pader district. Photo credit:Oxfam
The world produces enough foods to feed everyone but up to 795 million people of whom 70% are directly involved in production are malnourished. UNFAO also estimates that 800 million people go to bed hungry daily. Interestingly 80% of the food consumed in Asia and Sub Saharan Africa are provided by...
An Oxfam supported cassava farmer
Uganda as a country faces a number of socio-cultural, economic and political challenges, which perpetuate high levels of poverty and inequality. This limits participation of vulnerable groups, particularly women, youth and pastoralists in economic decisions that affect them. It limits their access...
Oxfam supported farmer, Lilian Aguaru in her shop. Credit: Dorah Ntunga/Oxfam
About 6 years ago, Lillian Aguaru had given up hope of living a life free from poverty. Today, the 28 -year-old entrepreneur and mother of one is successful not only as a business owner and a farmer – she also has created employment for three people who work in her shop and gardens. Our Information...
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