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Low water investment causes food insecurity

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.
Find the full article here.

A related article by Miriam Katunze, an Economic and Policy Research Center official, on why government should harmonise investment in water for agriculture was published in the Observer newspaper.

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Representatives from the Ministry of Water, Ministry of Agriculture, Parliament and the Private sector at the meeting.

Uganda to be water stressed by 2025

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.

Here is a link to a full article on the meeting in The Observer newspaper;
http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=33652&Itemid=114

 

NLS Meeting Participants.
Participants at the meeting

See our photo archive for more photos from the meeting.