Agriculture

7% of People In Kampala Don’t Have Enough Food


 By Admin

7% of people in Kampala are living without enough food which is pausing a threat to their lives as they are facing poor feeding which is resulting in poor health among these people. The agriculture minister, Vincent Ssempijja attributes the high numbers to covid19 impacts which have left many workers lost their jobs, those working have had their pay cut, while others are poor and cannot afford to buy enough food for their families.

Addressing the media ahead of the main event, the agriculture minister reveals that though Uganda has the capacity to produce more than enough for its population, its sad that there are still gaps in food sector which need to be critically addressed. However, the WFP official, Ryan Anderson and FAO country representative Antonio Federico urge Uganda to work hard on improving post-harvest handling to reduce on food wastage and promote the use of agriculture technology to boost food production.

The pandemic is not only taking a toll on human lives and health but also threatens the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people across the world and has exposed the fragility of our agri-food systems. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 700 million people were undernourished and more than two billion people did not have regular access to enough safe and nutritious food.

The economic disruption linked to the pandemic may add another 130 million to these figures. The day is marked to reflect on the countries position in terms of food and nutritional security, create awareness about on the available resources and sustainable production systems and highlight progress towards achieving in food security and resilience to shocks in the country and need for more support.

This year’s World Food Day commemoration comes at a time when the world is confronted with challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic is not only taking a toll on human lives and health, but also threatens the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people across the world and has exposed the fragility of our agri-food systems. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 700 million people were undernourished and more than two billion people did not have regular access to enough safe and nutritious food.

The economic disruption linked to the pandemic may add another 130 million to these figures.

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