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A Nourished Economy for Environment (soil, Air, Water) and Living Organisms(plants,Animals,Humanity);for Health,peace,happiness& prosperity

A holistic system that links environment, human activities activities to production and consumption of the nutrients for nourishment Economy

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

Uganda Youth development and Training Programme - UYDT

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Small NGO (under 50 employees)

How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?

  • 1-3 years

Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?

Kampala, Uganda (Eastern Region)

Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?

Uganda

Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?

Bukedea District which is in the Eastern Region of Uganda has a total area of less than 100km and its 250 kilomiters from Kampala city

What country is your selected Place located in?

Uganda

Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

I am a citizen of Uganda by nationality born and working in Uganda, i selected Uganda because i understand how the economy works and in regards to the Nutrients challenges. so looking at my organisation's social work, methodology and approach, there is need to change the status quo as regards to regenerating the nutrients of the economy at large. hence to that effect am humbled to suggest innovative measures to change it Uganda like any other country in Africa is a developing country that faces many challenges ranging from all sectors of the economy, health, agriculture, education and many others.hence the need for innovations that can lead to sustainable solutions to both environment and living organisms for better productions and sustainable development.

Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.

Uganda is located in eastern Africa, west of Kenya, south of South Sudan, east of the ... total: 241,551 square kilometres (93,263 sq mi) land: 200,523 square ... Uganda's population density is 172.44 person/km2. Uganda's most populated ... Uganda Cities: Arua, Atura, Entebbe, Gulu, Jinja, Kaabong, Kampala, Kasese, Katakwi, Katera, Kiboga, Kisoro, Kitgum, Kotido, Kumi, Lira, Madi Opei, Masaka, Masindi, Mbale, Mbarara, Moroto, Moyo, Mubende, Nimule, Orungo, Pabo, Pajule, Pakwach, Rukungiri, Sanje, Soroti and Tororo. Uganda Locations: Achwa River, Albert Nile River, Katonga River, Kazinga Channel, Lake Albert, Lake Edward, Lake George, Lake Kwania, Lake Kyoga, Lake Salisbury, Lake Victoria, Mt. Elgon and Victoria Nile River. Uganda Natural Resources: Uganda's various natural resources include copper, cobalt, limestone, salt, hydro power and arable land. Uganda Natural Hazards: Natural hazards in Uganda include both droughts and flooding, earthquakes and landslides, and hailstorms. Uganda Environmental Issues: Environmental issues for Uganda include deforestation, overgrazing, and soil erosion. The country's wetlands are being drained for agricultural use. Lake Victoria is affected by an infestation of water hyacinth. Uganda also has widespread poaching.

Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.

There are majorly four area challenges that constrain the food systems in Uganda; 1. The low production in the agricultural sector that are coupled with various challenges 2. subsistence agriculture due to the low level of technology used by the people 3. climate risks especially due to global warming 4.Pests, diseases that affect the agricultural sector 5. Government policies and regulations that also tend to constrain the food systems in Uganda

Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.

This is how my vision will address the challenges described in the previous question; Fostering sustainable agricultural total factor productivity growth. To increase agricultural productivity, providing effective advisory (extension) services to smallholder farmers is important to enable them adapt quickly to new production technologies, regulate the markets for agricultural inputs to ensure their quality, and to help smallholder farmers to access inputs through targeted mechanisms, such as e-vouchers. Promoting commercialization of agriculture, and private sector led value addition and trade. Smallholder farmers need to be assisted to invest in agriculture as a business, meaning producing surplus for the markets, to improve their incomes and livelihoods. To achieve this, access to markets and agro-processing facilities is key through their farmer or producer organizations. Building resilience to agriculture production systems and managing related risks – climate change, disease and pests. Investing in irrigation and water harvesting technologies to combat climate variability and climate change is critical; as well as putting in place early warning systems (EWS) and emergency response mechanisms (ERM) for managing disasters, such as droughts, floods, and outbreak of pests and diseases. Improving policy and regulatory environment and strengthening institutions. To attract private investments in the agriculture sector, there is needs to create an enabling business environment. This include addressing institutional capacity gaps at the national and district level, so that they are able to provide advisory and regulatory services; and adopting policies that will enhance competitions in the input (particularly seeds and fertilizers) and output markets, as well as value addition or agro-processing.

High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.

A food system where there is a Link between sustainable water management to sanitation and to agriculture hence, wastewater and any other residues should not be considered as a waste, but as a resource, full of nutrients that can be recycled and reused.

Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?

I envision my community/ country in four areas Economically; -creates and sustains agricultural jobs -reduce dependency and encourage self-reliance -increased purchasing power among people -Access to markets The environment; -Animals having good welfare -wildlife habitat areas -land preparation with good innovations that preserve the environment Social activities; -people have acess to safe and nutrient food -access to education -good food cultures (cultivation, preservation, storage and consumption) -good strong community ties Health sector; --Food safety and security -Nutrient density -people having health conscious measure

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Hi Catherine Martha Agwang welcome to the Food System Vision Prize Community!
It is lovely to see you develop a Systemic Vision for Uganda that is looking at economic, health, environmental and social impacts of food.
What would Uganda look like in 2050?
How might your work today look like in 2050 if you were to upset the current trends and build a new trajectory for the future that inspires others around you to collaborate? To help you speculate what your future Vision could look like, you can find some guiding principles on Future Casting and inspiration in the Vision Prize Toolkit in Chapter 3 under Tools of Transformation.
Here is the link to the Prize Toolkit: http://bit.ly/2X4ZxQk

Look forward to seeing your Vision evolve through the coming weeks.

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Team

Hi Itika Gupta, Thanks for your comment, its really good and encouraging. its will help me improve on my Vision to looking at Uganda as a whole.