Objective

To legally empower communities and duty bearers and build their capacities in economic, food, nutrition, and health well-being rights.

Action

Under this program, CEFROHT engages communities and the duty bearers at all levels including the judiciary and trains them on the right to economic, food, nutrition, and health well being and social accountability approaches.

It also engages communities in advocacy for their rights.  And also empower communities in agriculture and appropriate technologies for food and nutrition security.

Updates

Small scale farmers rights training

CEFROHT trains small scale farmers to demand their rights and provides legal services in the trade and commercialization of their produce. This legal intervention is pro-bono as many of them can not afford lawyers in case they have suffered any breach, violation or if there is a failure on part of the duty bearers.

Kira Municipality Women training

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.

Kiboga and Kyankwanzi Districts partnerships

Although CEFROHT is a national organization, specific districts have specific requirements. CEFROHT concluded a Memorandum of understanding with the districts of Kiboga and Kyankwanzi to partner in food security and nutrition. They allowed CEFROHT to mobilize and form Community food and agriculture Advocates. These are allowed into local government councils as a small scale farmers’ voice.

Nutrition and soya training and support

Nutrition has partnered with other organizations and partners to implement community nutrition through growing soya beans for food security and economic independence for the community members and carries out hospital nutrition dialogues to promote nutrition services in hospitals

COVID-19 Emergency support Project

Justice: CEFROHT has continued to offer legal services to communities and persons who have suffered injustice like illegal detention during COVID-19. CEFROHT has since made an intervention and helped 20 women and men and are now reunited with their families.

With support from AIDS Healthcare Fund, CEFROHT is implementing a COVID-19 Emergency support project. Under this intervention, CEFROHT has reached out to 400 vulnerable persons living with HIV/TB.

KEY NOTE

CEFROHT developed a unique model called the “community food and agriculture advocates” model, the model involves empowerment of community members technically and legally in agriculture and food value chains anchored on human rights aimed at creating a self-reliant community capable of holding duty bearers accountable and solving its own problems.