Today, almost half of the world’s extreme poor live in sub-Saharan Africa. The vast majority work in agriculture.
School feeding programs
School feeding programs have been consistently proving to advance education, health and nutrition outcomes of school going children. Moreover, if well designed with the addition of home-grown food supply component, these programs have the potential to benefit entire communities through stimulating local markets, facilitating agricultural transformation and enabling households to invest in productive assets.
Gardening can empower families to grow their own vegetables and take control of their personal nutritional needs. However, many families in rural Uganda lack a balanced diet. In addition to providing families with a kitchen garden we provide education, supplies crucial materials such as seeds, irrigation system, pesticides, fencing, with best practice training that helps farmers exchange knowledge and share skills with other community members.
Livestock serve as an asset, nutrition, and potential capital in Uganda for many subsistence farmers. A key feature of livestock in Africa is that they fulfill multiple roles, ranging from draught power, to providing manure, milk, and meat. In Uganda if crops fail, families who have livestock to sell can survive without food aid. If they lack livestock they will quickly become dependent on aid. Smaller livestock such as pigs and goats are useful as a source of income in areas where there is no banking and are frequently sold to pay for school or hospital fees when needed.