Who we are. Our core Values. Our Beliefs.

Who We Are

The Center for Food and Adequate Living Rights (CEFROHT), is a human rights not-for-profit organization that applies a human rights-based approach to food, nutrition, trade, and investment systems and its linkage to the right to health and adequate living. CEFROHT was founded in 2018 and registered with the Uganda National NGO Bureau in 2019.

CEFROHT was founded to respond to challenges of inadequate wellbeing resulting from food insecurity and contamination, malnutrition, economic injustices as well as lack of a human rights-based approach to food, health, and trade systems.

Our Vision

A world where the right to adequate living for everyone is realized.

Our Mission

To promote social justice in food, health, trade, and investment systems, through the use of legal tools and social accountability approaches such as, strategic litigation,  community empowerment, legal and policy advocacy to advance the right to a standard of living adequate for health and well-being in Uganda and Africa

Our Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Innovativeness
  • Social Justice
  • Equity
  • Non-discrimination
  • Adequate living

Strategic Objectives

  • To frame and promote adequate food, health, and as constitutional entitlements and integrate other human rights in policies, laws, and operational frameworks in food, health, and trade systems.
  • To ensure trade and investment systems promote public interests, social inclusion, economic justice, and human rights.
  • To enhance the legal empowerment of communities and capacities of duty bears and other stakeholders in economic rights, and the right to adequate food, nutrition, and health.
  • To facilitate social justice in food, health, and social, through strategic and probono litigation and access to justice in respect to violations related to food, health, and economic rights.
  • To initiate and participate in networks at national, sub-regional, regional and global levels for strengthening economic rights and the right to adequate food, nutrition, and health
  • To grow an organization that operates in an effective, efficient, professional, and accountable manner.
  • CEFROHT is a vibrant and professional institution.

Strategic Outcomes

  1. The Government and Local Governments’ food and trade-related policies, laws, and operational frameworks are protective of economic rights and the right to food, nutrition, and adequate living using a Human Rights-Based Approach.
  2. Private sector and investments including the Public-Private Partnerships adhere to human rights principles of food, nutrition, and economic wellbeing.
  3. Communities, duty bearers including judicial officers are legally empowered and capacitated in economic rights, the right to food, nutrition, and health.
  4. Duty bearers at both Local and National Governments are accountable economic rights, rights to food, nutrition, and health especially the vulnerable groups including women and children.
  5. Justiciability of economic rights, the right to food, nutrition, and wellbeing developed, and persons who experience violations of their rights to adequate living have access to justice.
  6. CEFROHT is mobilizing and participating in strategic partnerships at national, sub-regional, regional, and global levels.
  7. CEFROHT is a vibrant and professional institution.