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Publication | 2023

Food Systems Profile - Uganda


The report identifies the following levers for the transition towards sustainable food systems in Uganda:

Key Sustainability Question 1: Why is the Ugandan agrifood system unable to address food insecurity and malnutrition challenges equally across the country?

  • Promote effective implementation of regional investments in supportive food security and nutrition infrastructure, especially strategic seed systems, food reserves, irrigation, production, marketing and agroindustrial development to address regional imbalances.

  • Increase education and awareness of sustainable food production, food choices, food security, optimal childcare and better nutritional practices.

Key Sustainability Question 2: Why is the Ugandan agrifood system, especially in rural areas, unable to create inclusive and attractive livelihood opportunities for women, young people and other productive-age adults?

  • Promote the landscape transformation of Ugandan rural areas to enhance livelihood and quality of life.

  • Promote effective and sustainable gender and youth inclusion in rural areas.

Key Sustainability Question 3: Why is the country’s agrifood system unable to deliver value-added, quality assured and safe foods, while reducing food losses and wastage that affect its competitiveness in the domestic, regional and global markets?

  • Policy support to stimulate private and public sector investment in rural areas and throughout agricultural value chains.

  • Strengthening institutions and intersectoral coordination to create a strong regulatory and enforcement environment for agriproduct quality and food safety standards.