UN general assembly recognized Africe for its effort on protection on rights of nature, using indigenous knowledge to revive indigenous seed that are eroding away because of genetically modified food
This video was captured by a journalist and relayed on Uganda Broadcasting corporation. It highlights the journey walked by the Lake Edward (Banyabutumbi) indigenous farmers to revive their food systems through Agro ecology. AFRICE has been supporting the Banyabutumbi among other indigenous communities in Uganda to conserve food and biodiversity through indigenous knowledge practices.
The impact of climate change is being felt across Africa. Much of the local knowledge which helped maintain the ecosystem was eroded by the colonial era. But one community in Uganda is bringing back ancient environmental practices to fight back against the damage that’s been done to where they live. Source:https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-57643385
The women showcase interventions in promoting indigenous seed and food systems to avert food insecurity especially during adverse climate change effects. AFRICE with support from Newfield Foundation has been facilitating these interventions with the indigenous women small holder farmers of Buliisa Tulime hamu mbibo zikade in Buliisa district and the Banyabutumbi small holder farmers in Rukungiri district.
This project has been implemented with support from Newfield Foundation to promote indigenous seeds and food systems in Bwambara sub county Rukungiri district and Buliisa women farmers.This support was handy especially in averting covid-19 effects
Because of increased industrial farming systems, many farmer households no longer have granaries which for centuries were traditional way of storing and preserving food to save people in times of food shortage. AFRICE is supporting the communities of Kikarara around L.Edward and Buliisa along L.Albert in Uganda to revive indigenous knowledge and practices for food security. With continuous community dialogues […]