Hon. Crispin Kaheru, one of the Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC commissioners has challenged stakeholders to build synergies and avoid ‘projectizing’ food insecurity.
Speaking at the 2nd Conference on the Right to Adequate Food in Uganda convened at Makerere University, he noted that there are many projects intended to tackle food insecurity in Uganda, but these remain largely uncoordinated and with little to show for their efforts. The conference started on April 17th to 18th, 2023.
“Besides the Food and Nutrition law which is urgently needed, stakeholders should also harmonise their views on the causes of food insecurity in order to promote an integrated, comprehensive and cross sector approach”, Hon. Kaheru elaborated.
The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) 2016-2023 confirms that an estimated 10.9 million people in Uganda are experiencing acute food insecurity, of which 1.6 million (5%) are in a crisis situation.
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