The handbook will help extension workers to:
- Apply the Essential Nutrition Actions (ENA) at household and the community levels.
- Appreciate the importance of agriculture in improving nutrition and the implications of malnutrition to agricultural productivity.
- Mainstream nutrition in their work plans and routine activities.
This landscape study provides an overview of Uganda’s agriculture, a review of the country’s extension system, and information on the prevalence of poverty, nutrition, and gender-related issues in Uganda with a special focus on rural areas. In addition, it summarizes the country’s current agricultural and nutrition policy and reviews several on-going projects related to agricultural extension, gender and nutrition by USAID and other technical and financial partners in the country.
in Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda
While there is mounting evidence on the link between promoting women’s equality and economic empowerment and other development outcomes, such as sustainable agricultural and economic growth, gender issues are being inadequately reflected in agricultural policy strategies and programs. At the same time, a changing climate means that there is a shrinking window of opportunity for action, and it is imperative that climate-smart approaches to agriculture help close the gender gap and promote women’s empowerment, economic development, and societal resilience to shocks.
Power Point Presentation on the case of Uganda's extension reform process (1996 - 2011), held at the Innovations in Extension and Advisory Services International Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, from 15-18 November 2011.