Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security (SAFS)
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Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security (SAFS)

GWEFODE

·          Undertakes Research on best agricultural practices that are sustainable and environmentally friendly and sharing these with farmers in Uganda,

·          Equips disadvantaged women and youth from indigenous and peasant communities including the Batwa minorities in Kabale district with innovative skills and knowledge to practice integrated sustainable agriculture and proper land use practices that result in increased food availability, access and utilization at Household level, environment conservation and improved livelihoods to enhance capabilities for employment and income generation.

·          Supports Women and youth to acquire hybrid animals and farm inputs, seeds/seedlings to practice organic farming, kitchen gardening, processing of agricultural produce to add value and increase on household incomes

·          Trains rural farmer groups in profitable and sustainable agro-forestry activities, with a special focus on those affected by natural disasters

 

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.
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Gender Based Violence Prevention & Response

GWEFODE mobilizes resources to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence access free medical treatment and psychosocial support.
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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.
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Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security

GWEFODE undertakes research on best agricultural practices that are sustainable and environmentally friendly and sharing these with farmers in Uganda.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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HIV/AIDS & Malaria Prevention

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