The project will venture in practical innovative agricultural activities that will involve engaging and teaching famers to incorporate growing of nutritious food which has be ignored by most families in Northern Uganda and conducting school campaign to spread the gospel of fighting hidden hunger in Uganda.
The problem we aim to solve
In northern Uganda, may families practice subsistence faring which are used for cash as well and the end up relaying only on one source of food (Cassava and beans) throughout the year and this make people to lack vital micro-nutrients that can be got from vegetables, fruits and animal source food which here in is no given priority. Here, we intend to train farmers through hidden hunger campaign to incorporate cultivation of nutritious food alongside staple food and community awareness on the need of balance diet in one life.
Engaging farmers to incorporate growing of nutritious food items alongside the staple food through providing farmers with seeds like cabbages, tomatoes, onions, green leaves. Conduct community and school campaign to create awareness on the importance of a balance diet in one life. Engaging the Government of Uganda through Apac District local government to encourage the common people to grow vegetables and citrus through modern farming methods like green farming, shack and ports. Engaging national NGO especially Food for the Hungry, Government of Uganda, Makerere University-department of agriculture and food and nutrition to provide practical approach and solutions to the fight against hidden hunger. Conduct research and profiling farmers need on sustainable means of cultivating green leaves/vegetables, fruits and other nutritious food in different households in Northern Uganda.
The innovativeness of our approach
Engaging farmers to incorporate growing of nutritious food items alongside the staple food through providing farmers with seeds like cabbages, tomatoes, onions, green leaves, conducting community campaign and awareness as well as engaging student in various school to spread the gospel oh eradicating hidden hunger for health growth for all.
Conducting research and profiling farmer’s idea on the varieties of different approaches of cultivating green leaves and fruits that have nutrients in the wisdom of agricultural experts from the different institutions highlighted under the partners involved.
Technologies and Methods
Using research and profiling farmer’s idea on the varieties of different approaches of cultivating green leaves and fruits. Community campaign and sensitization and engaging student in spreading the gospel to fight against hidden hunger through debating clubs and other school venture. Form community volunteers and peers to advance the campaign and train farmers on how to cultivate vegetables at household level to provide nutritious food for the family and the community as well.
The partners are the Government of Uganda, NGOs specifically Food for the hungry in Northern uganda, Makerere University, Bukalisa agricultural college, Communities, Students4kids and Northern Initiative for Community empowerment.
Voting ends on June 24, 2018, 11:59 pm (CEST).
Ongom Leonard jimmy