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10 Million Ugandans are Under-fed … UN Report

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Posted by Mary Nakirya

Uganda has been mapped into a protracted food crisis zone by a new the United Nations. 


 

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According to the 2015 report on the State of Food Insecurity in the World released Friday by Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, hunger remains an every day challenge for 10m Ugandans.

The experts argue that this figure of under-fed or malnourished people indicates that the country has scored dismally on the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) one—eradication of extreme poverty and hunger.

Christopher Mwanje, a nutrition and dietetics expert from Kyambogo University said that of the 10m projected hunger-stricken Ugandans, majority might be children but also the figure points to a great problem of ignorance on what to do.

“People have land but they are not well-sensitised on what to do. Ignorance explains most of these deficiencies. Then those who have food don’t know how to eat properly. Even mothers who prepare food at home are not sensitized on what to feed the family,” he said.

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