Improving nutrition and food security of vulnerable groups
The project aims to improve smallholder farmer access to start-up materials to increase household production of nutritious foods, while implementing targeted nutrition and health education through schools and community-based agriculture extension and health services. It also supports community-led school demonstration gardens, education for women’s groups, and scaling-up of micronutrient supplementation.
Technical assistance, institutional strengthening, and project management
GAFSP supports technical assistance, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, and knowledge dissemination. This project is expected to develop a replicable and scalable model, as all aspects of the project are fully embedded within existing government and community structures. The knowledge generated on multisectoral actions to improve nutrition is new to Uganda and is expected to be self-sustaining at community levels through women’s groups, farmer groups, and community-based volunteers in health, gender, and agriculture. The project supports the development of informal community-based repositories of micronutrient-rich inputs (e.g. improved seeds, small livestock that are currently not available at community levels) for continuous supplies.