BY SYRIVIA KUGONZA
IN FORT PORTAL—
As many parts of Uganda continue to suffer the challenges of climate changes the women and the children under the age of five are reported to be the most victims of food shortage, refugees, and people in the war tone areas.
Julius Mwanga the director Kabarole research and Resource Center an organization focusing on advocacy and human rights in the Ruwenzori region stresses that a total of 9,000 people worldwide suffer starvation. He acknowledges that the most affected groups are women and children less than five years.
He was speaking at the sidelines of the second edition of the People’s summit on food organized by Kabarole research and resource center which started today Thursday at Kalya courts hotel in Fort-portal town. The summit was launched in April 2016 and over 100 stakeholders participated.
The summit that attracts participants from across the eight districts of Ruwenzori and nationally focuses on discussing food policies in Uganda, which food do families prepare at tables, good eating methods, understanding the dangers and benefits from some foods among others.
Participants include of farmers, food venders, Media, local and national leaders, NGO’s, religious, students, opinion leaders, Researchers among others. He blames this on attacks on natural resources which have led to climate changes leading to drought and unpredictable rains.
While opening the meeting Donozio Kahonda member of the parliamentary forum on food security and nutrition and Mp for Ruhinda County in Mitooma district said that the issue of malnutrition still stands in Uganda. He said many of the people in the country are stunted and that children who suffer the problem poorly perform in classes.
Source:www.mknewslink.com a western Uganda news website.