Entries by cefrohtv2

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Press Statement

The government has a constitutional obligation to establish national food reserves under Objective XXII (b) of the 1995 constitution. This  duty helps to guarantee food security, mitigates hunger, prevents malnutrition and ensures that everyone enjoys the right to livelihood.  COVID 19 pandemic has worsened malnutrition and related deaths in Uganda. Food reserves would have therefore […]

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The 1000 days window of golden opportunity

Proper nutrition is undoubtedly one of the key factors for early childhood development. It is however unfortunate that in most developing countries, nutrition is very poor and malnutrition among children and mothers is a major cause of infant mortality, stunted growth and underweight. The UNICEF Uganda nutrition statistics of 2018 show that 3.6% of the […]

CENTER FOR FOOD AND ADEQUATE LIVING RIGHTS (CEFROHT), SOUTHERN AND EASTERN AFRICA TRADE INFORMATION AND NEGOTIATIONS INSTITUTE (SEATINI) & 10 OTHERS V ATTORNEY GENERAL OF UGANDA MISCELLANEOUS CAUSE NO. 58 OF 2020

BACKGROUND OF THE CASE The CEFROHT and SEATINI are Non-Government Organizations bringing this public interest cause on behalf of female employees in commercial investment schemes. The Government of Uganda is currently implementing a public-private partnership with vegetable oil development projects in partnership with BIDCO and WILMAR as Oil Palm Uganda Limited (OPUL) among other commercial […]

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The unregulated marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages

Background The government of Uganda is under a legal mandate to uphold, protect, and fulfill the rights of all Ugandans including children’s rights to safety, health, adequate food, and well-being. Many Ugandans are however suffering and at risk of chronic, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancers, and other obesity-related conditions yet these […]

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CEFROHT’S FOOD RELIEF DISTRIBUTION TO COMMUNITIES

Introduction Uganda is currently on lockdown due to the COVID-19 global pandemic which has had devastating effects including loss of lives across the world.  In response to the global pandemic, the government of Uganda put directives to stop social gatherings of all kinds including public transport and all services except essentials were closed. All towns […]

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WORLD FOOD SAFETY DAY

Press Conference on World Food Safety Day In December 2018, the UN General Assembly designated 7th June as World Food Safety Day. In the year 2020, the day was held the theme “Food safety, everyone’s business” A press confrence was held on that day by civil society organisations promoting the right to food in Uganda […]

A CALL TO GOVERNMENT AND INVESTORS TO PROMOTE CITIZEN’S RIGHT TO DIGNITY AND LIVELIHOOD BEFORE PROFITS

CEFROHT is implementing nutrition and urban farming project. This is through training women in food security, nutrition, and the right to adequate food. Women are trained on how to engage and dialogue with local leaders for the right to adequate food through public participation for inputs and community mobilization. We, civil society organizations working on […]