Following the 2nd National Level Stakeholders’ Meeting that was held on August 28, 2014 in Uganda, an article was published in the Daily Monitor newspaper on how low water investment could cause food insecurity in the country. The meeting, organised by GWI EA, provided a platform for stakeholders in the agricultural sector to discuss opportunities for investment in Water Smart Agriculture for smallholder farming systems.
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On 28th August 2014, GWI EA held the 2nd National Stakeholders meeting, under the theme “Opportunities for investing in water- smart agriculture for smallholder farmers in Uganda”.
The purpose of the meeting was to provide a platform to reflect on the public and private sector investments in regards to efficient and optimal water use in enhancing productivity on smallholder farming systems.
The well-attended meeting brought together representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Water, Parliamentarians, Policy makers, private sector organizations and smallholder farmers among others.