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Sustainable Organic Agriculture for Improved Incomes, Health and Nutrition

The project aims to improve food security through establishing backyard Vegetable Gardens in order to promote food security and improve overall incomes, health and nutrition of household’s members.

CAPTION: Hands on Training in Composting and Designing of Kitchen Gardens

This project takes direct concrete measures such as training rural women in Kitchen Gardening and construction of Rain Water Harvesting Tanks to reduce vulnerability to Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), improve the health and nutrition of household’s members in participating communities and contribute to wider public awareness and support. The project contributes to improved access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene as well as nutrition for better health and well being of women and children.

Activities include training in composing and designing of Kitchen Gardens, establishing Kitchen Gardens in Households and schools specializing in the growing of traditional vegetables such as Cabbages, Cornflowers, Spinaches, carrots, beetroots, onions, bitter berries and Amaranthus commonly known as dodo, construct Rain Water Harvesting Tanks and organize Community Awareness Meetings involving women, men and youth to create awareness on the role of Kitchen gardening and better use, operation and maintenance of Rain Water Harvesting Facilities and promote better water, sanitation and hygiene practices by community members.

The project has achieved Improved incomes, health, dignity and rights of vulnerable women and the living conditions of their children through vegetable sales and increased access to a variety of nutritious food in their households resulting from vegetable growing; increased capacity of women and girls to challenge Sexual and Gender Based Violence in their communities; Improved school attendance and performance of children especially girls who often fail to perform and drop out of school due to lack of school fees and domestic chores. Also as a result of Kitchen gardening, money used to buy food and sauce for family members is saved to buy scholastic materials and pay school fees for their children; Improved Women’s dignity, rights and the quality of life through increased access to safe and clean water in their households and communities; women have saved time of walking long distances for water collection for other productive and economic activities thus women empowerment.

Our Programs

Participatory Governance & Gender Equity Advocacy

GWEFODE’s work is to Promote Participatory Governance using Rights Based Approach to programming and gender equity in development as well as participation in decision making.

Gender Based Violence Prevention & Response

GWEFODE mobilizes resources to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence access free medical treatment and psychosocial support.

Conflict Resolution & Peace Building

GWEFODE seeks to improve the capacity of community based mediators and local leaders to resolve conflicts and enhance effective and efficient justice delivery in the informal justice system.

Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security

GWEFODE undertakes research on best agricultural practices that are sustainable and environmentally friendly and sharing these with farmers in Uganda.

Sustainable Energy Efficient Technologies

Over 95% of households in Kabale district use biomass fuels (firewood and charcoal) to cook on traditional stoves. This reliance on firewood presents mothers with impossible choices.

Vocational Education & Training

GWEFODE supports entrepreneurial development through equipping marginalized women and youth with skills such as tailoring, candle making and making charcoal briquettes aimed at income generation.

Water Sanitation & Hygiene

GWEFODE improves the management of water sources through refresher trainings and sensitization of community members especially women and children on better use.

HIV/AIDS & Malaria Prevention

GWEFODE disseminates Information, Education and Communication IEC/ Behavior Change Communication (BCC) campaigns and materials focused on orphans and vulnerable children.

Maternal and Child Health

GWEFODE creates awareness on maternal and child health and advocates for improved health services to reduce on maternal and child morbidity and mortality.

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Featured Documents

A joint Statement on The Right of Indigenous Batwa People to Land and Natural Resources in Uganda Submitted by GWEFODE and France Libertes to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)


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