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Uganda

Sven Torfinn

Uganda is known as the food basket of East Africa, supplying 72 percent of the region’s commodity exports. Yet 4 out of 10 Ugandans are not getting their required dietary intake. In fact, 16 percent of households are chronically undernourished and only 4 percent are food secure.

In Uganda, SD4ALL convenes local multi-stakeholder platforms to allow marginalized groups to influence rural and urban food policy debates. We generate evidence around critical issues to inform policy advocacy at the local and national levels.

We target elected and appointed duty bearers across a wide spectrum to influence the review of current food-related policies. We work with youth, women and men, producers, farmers, consumers, food vendors, small companies and professional cooks to increase healthy, affordable and diverse food options for low-income communities in Uganda.

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