We believe there is enough food to feed everyone in the world. Enough to eat. It's the most fundamental of rights. But every day, 1 in 6 people goes to bed hungry. But the causes of hunger aren’t natural, they’re manmade, and the solutions are within our power.
ActionAid's work on food focuses on addressing the root causes of hunger, calling for international food policies that benefit smallholder farmers, especially women, and promoting resilient, sustainable agriculture that helps farmers adapt to the impacts of climate change.
In Uganda, women produce 80% of the food and provide about 70% of the total agricultural labour but only 20% of registered land is owned by women.
ActionAid Uganda works to reduce hunger and malnutrition both at the household and national level. Though 73% of Ugandans are involved in farming as their main source of income 17.7 million people still suffer from hunger due to limited resources allocated to the agricultural sector. Climate change, rudimentary tools and poor agronomic practices all contribute to hunger in Uganda.
The main objective of our work is to enable farmers, especially women farmers, to improve agricultural productivity, enable market access and increase household incomes in order to eradicate hunger.
Our key priority areas include:
- Access to information on good agronomic practices
- Control over productive resources such as land, water, quality seeds, and labour
- Empower smallholder farmers to engage in changing agricultural policies and practices
We work with small scale farmers, their organisations, social movements and groups to organise seed banks, food stores, farmers’ cooperatives and campaigns that thrive to ensure food security and improved livelihoods for all Ugandans.
Challenging the systems
HungerFREE is our global campaign to force governments to deliver on the first Millennium Development Goal: to halve extreme poverty and hunger by 2015.
We campaign for governments to ensure that no-one need starve. We also work to hold corporations to account for abuses of the rights to food, water, land and seeds. And we're tackling the driving force behind the biofuels rush – government targets aimed at increasing the amount of biofuel used in transport.
ActionAid Uganda works to reduce hunger and malnutrition both at household and national levels by improving agricultural productivity and market access. In Uganda though 73% of people are involved in farming as their main source of income 17.7 million people still suffer from hunger due to limited resources allocated to the agricultural sector. Climate change, rudimentary tools and poor agronomic practices also contribute to hunger in Uganda.