Food Security Project

Uganda produces more food than it consumes, yet many people experience limited access to nutritious food. In young children, under-nutrition results in stunting which affects 1 in 3 children in Uganda. Rural areas suffer a stunting rate of over 36% and malnourishment in children impedes physical and mental human development. In the sick and elderly, malnutrition prolongs illness experiences, affects continued independence, economic productivity and promotes increased dependency for basic life necessities.