Kasese Youth Link for Development concerned about food insecurity


Kasese Youth Link for Development has expressed concern over the high rate of food insecurity that Kasese district is grappling with.

Mr. Ronald Kato, the team leader at Kasese Youth Link for Development says schools have been most affected in the wake of rising food prices.

Mr. Kato says it is important that school administrators appreciate the food insecurity within the community and embrace best practices that could enable them get enough food for their staff and students.

He made the remarks today in an interview with Messiah Radio at his office premises at Katsungiro village of Munkunyu sub-county shortly after a one-day training of students from various schools in Bukonzo County East and Bukonzo County West.

The students from Holy Dove Vocational secondary school, Cardinal Nsubuga SS, Nyakiyumbu Secondary School, Morning star Secondary and Munkunyu Secondary Schools were equipped with knowledge in urban farming practices including using tins and sacks to plant light food crops.

Kato revealed that the students were taught these skills so that they use the land at their various institutions to produce food items to supplement their food. 

Ms Grace Kalemire, a trainer in urban farming saying urban farming produces high yields on small pieces of land and thus urged all the people of Kasese to embrace it.


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