June 2011: Fighting Food Insecurity and Malnutrition in Uganda
Over two-thirds of the population in Uganda works in agriculture, according to the OECD. Yet this East African nation still has high rates of malnutrition and food insecurity: one out of five people is undernourished and two out of five children are malnourished, according to a recent USAID report. Dr. Dorothy Nakimbugwe, a food technology and nutrition professor at Makerere University in Kampala, recently talked with us about Uganda’s situation and what is being done. Makerere University teams up with Iowa State University and VEDCO, a Ugandan NGO, on agriculture projects around Uganda. You can learn more about the three groups' work at www.vedcouganda.org.
This month's music is by Bravadúnia.