Our food choices have direct consequences on our health, the future of the food system, the climate and the people who composed it.
"It is worrying that most of our restaurants and hotels are now prioritizing imported foods on their menus yet God blessed us with a rich food diversity. As chefs and cooks, we have to appreciate the importance of having traditional/indigenous foods on our menus for the betterment of the people and the planet." Said Ms. Nantabo Milly a chef from Malik Restaurant in Ngogwe, Buikwe district.
"Having local farmers' markets organized by our local governments at least once in a while will help small scale farmers have a direct linkage with the consumers who would wish to buy indigenous food products." Said Ms. Magret Nassuna, a small scale farmer from Ssi Sub County, Buikwe district.
The Slow Food Cooking Fair attracted over 150 people from rural and urban areas of Buikwe district who were engaged in discussions about promoting the production and consumption of indigenous/traditional foods for improved food and nutrition as well as a climate climate friendly future. #SD4All #Hivos #SlowFood ... See MoreSee Less
"What form of food security is envisaged from promoting a scenario where farmers must always rely on supply of seed from agricultural biotechnology companies and cannot replant their harvested seeds? What if such companies later become too domineering and dictate hurtful terms against their then firm control over food production?"
The Buikwe District Executive has today 13th-09-2019 passed a minute for the Buikwe District Food, Nutrition and Environment Management Bill 2019. The bill is now awaiting the council for tabling and passing.The bill greatly contributes to the promotion of sustainable production and consumption of diverse indigenous and traditional food in Buikwe district. #SD4All #Hivos #SlowFoodUganda ... See MoreSee Less
We are happy to host a team from the National Organisation of Peer Educators (NOPE) at our offices in Mukono. In this introductory meeting we discussed gastronomic issues including nutritional and public health challenges surrounding workers communities in Flower farms. Most of them are migrant workers and mostly women facing very hard situations.
We will be happy to team up with NOPE through the boiling collaboration to change the situation and make things better.