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SWID FACES FOOD INSECURITY HEAD-ON WITH LAUNCH OF DEMO GARDEN IN UGANDA

13:09 Oct 4 2012 Jinja, Uganda

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Grassroots women are tackling food insecurity head-on and building resilience with a demo-garden in the Buwenge Community of the Jinja district of Uganda. After over a year of work, Huairou Commission member, Slum Women's Development Initiative (SWID), released its report on the gains and conclusions since the launch of their demo-garden. The garden is an initiative of the Huairou Commission and GROOTS International as part of its Community Resilience Campaign funded by NORAD.The demo garden primarily sought to address the issue of food security, but also impacts the local HIV-infected community with healthy nutrition alternatives, addresses climate change adaptation with the planting of trees, and confronts poverty by providing women with produce to sell and generate funds for saving. The demo-garden also offers a place to build more unity in the community, as local women visit the garden to learn how to replicate these in their own homes.
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