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