“Promoting Food Security and Livelihoods of Low-Income Women in Central Uganda"

  • Ransom Nambuanyi, Lekunze (Projektdeltager)
  • Hiranandani, Vanmala Sunder (Projektdeltager)
  • Midtvåge, Runa (Projektdeltager)



    The goal of this action research is to investigate the interrelated effects of climate change, farming practices and access to and control over land and other resources on women’s food security in central Uganda, and to design and implement interventions using participatory approaches to promote food security. The study comprises a systematic literature review and primary data collected in three sub-counties and four parishes. In total, the primary data instruments involved 3 community meetings, 108 household surveys, 8 focus group discussions (FGDs), 20 in-depth interviews, 10 Key informant interviews, and observations carried out between February and March 2015. The entire project is conceptualized as a five-year participatory action research (PAR) that combines scientific research and interventions with the following specific objectives:
    (i) to understand how women’s food security and livelihoods are affected by climate change and access to land and resources in Kampala and surrounding areas;
    (ii) to analyse how women are adapting to climate change in these areas and what constraints exacerbate their vulnerability;
    (iii) to determine appropriate interventions in consultation with communities and partners

    Preliminary findings of the study place gender relations at the core of food security in the region and recommend that strategies on women’s empowerment are important for food security. As such, it emerged that certain policy interventions like: a stronger empowerment of women through improving their access to and control over resources; strengthening women´s livelihood skills and adaptive capacity; facilitating diversify of food production through support for activities like (backyard gardens, piggery/ poultry); and setting up skills development programs in the community to equip women to take up income generating activities like soap and oil production, mat and basket weaving, and brick laying could be implemented.
    This research project wish has been going on since 2014 is in collaboration between the Metropolitan University College, (MUC) Copenhagen Denmark, the Community Health and Information Network (CHAIN) and the Department of Adult and Community Education at Makerere University, Uganda.
    Effektiv start/slut dato04/08/14 → …


    • Undersøgelsesdesign, teori og metode
    • Sundhed, ernæring og livskvalitet
    • Erhvervsliv, handel og økonomi


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