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We believe no man, woman, or child, should suffer hunger and so we aim to eradicate it from the communities that we work in.

We aim to not only eradicate hunger, but to also improve nutritional intake to create healthier communities. Our training programmes and farmer schools aim to enable farmers to become more productive food producers and reduce their post-harvest loss and waste. The school “gardens” firstly provide daily meals for the children but are also a tool for teaching them sustainable farming practice as they learn to grow their own produce. These food and nutrition initiatives all work towards increased household and community resilience to economic and environmental shocks such as severe droughts in North Eastern Uganda.



Did you know...
  • Only 1 in every 3 children in Uganda have food to eat during the school day
  • Nearly half of all Ugandans consume less calories than their minimum required intake per day
  • Food insecurity has risen to 46% in some regions in Uganda
  • Food Security – This situation exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life (The World Food Programme).


Did you know...
  • An inadequate diet causes serious health, growth and development problems for children. In Uganda, stunting affects 27% of children under 5
  • On average, 4 in every 10 Ugandans are unable to meet their required dietary intake – significantly affecting productivity and health

What do we do?

  • Farmer Training
    Farmer Training

    We train farmers in improved, sustainable farming methods and management of their natural resources

  • School Gardens
    School Gardens

    We establish school "gardens" for food production to provide pupils with lunch meals

  • Drought-resistant seeds
    Drought-resistant seeds

    We improve farmers' access to key agricultural inputs such as drought-resistant seeds

Education is an important aspect of our food security work. To embed knowledge within the communities we help establish farmer schools with demonstrating gardens. These are managed by trained Community Agricultural Trainers (CATs) who additionally support local farmer groups and cooperatives.

We also deliver initiatives to improve the public’s nutritional knowledge and intake.

Read some of our latest stories below to find out more.

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  • 28th April 2023

    Lomokori Primary School: Growing Their Future

    Students grow their future at Lomokori Primary School. The Napak district in Karamoja Region, Uganda, is the most sparsely populated and one of the poorest in the country. This is due to decades of conflict, insecurity, and extreme weather. Furthermore, there is a severe under-investment in services and infrastructure in…

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  • 21st April 2023

    Nyada Primary School: Students Grow School Lunches!

    Primary School students grow food for school lunches! Previously, Nyada Primary School in Kapelebyong District, Uganda, had a lack of clean, safe water, sanitation facilities and school meal provisions. Furthermore, students often arrived on an empty stomach and struggled to concentrate. Odeke James, a P5 student, said: “Before, this programme…

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  • 14th April 2023

    Easter Surprise at the Roundhouse Cafe

    The Big Easter Surprise On Thursday 6th April, the Roundhouse Community Kitchen and Cafe hosted “The Big Easter Surprise” for the local community of Whitfield, Dundee. Over 65 children and their parents/caregivers braved the Scottish weather and came along for an afternoon of free fun at the Roundhouse. The children…

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