Nourishing Ugandan families with kitchen gardening


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Season 4, Episode 14

According to the 2022 Uganda Demographics Health Survey, around 40 per cent of Ugandan children are underdeveloped as a result of malnutrition.

In this Episode of Africa Science Focus we speak to community worker Reuben Kikora who hopes to fight against child malnutrition by promoting kitchen gardening in the Kaborole district of western Uganda’s Tooro region.

Our reporter, Halima Athumani, looks at how communities are being trained to grow vegetables and other small-scale crops, to help feed their families and generate extra income.

Bernard Bwambale, who oversees food systems and nutrition programmes in the region, tells us how this initiative can be made sustainable.


This project was funded by the European Journalism Centre, through the Solutions Journalism Accelerator. The fund is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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