Under this program, CEFROHT uses litigation and legal research as tools to promote and protect the right to adequate food, climate and economic justice.
Under this program, CEFROHT does action research to build evidence for advocacy on issues of food safety and health.
This program is delivered through a Legal Empowerment and Social Accountability approach using the right to participation methodologies
Our work is directed towards the interconnection of food justice, climate justice and economic justice in promoting adequate living. These include utilizing legal tools to ensure realization of land rights, food security and nutrition, livelihood rights, environmental health and rights. Therefore, CEFROHT’s efforts are targeted towards a sustainable food system, environmental health, nutrition and economic rights which affect the vulnerable populations such as women, children, orphans, people living with HIV/AIDS, persons with disabilities, and the youth
The Center for Food and Adequate Living Rights collaborates with the Uganda Parliamentary Alliance on Food and Nutrition Security to organize the Parliamentary Nutrition Week that happens every year. The event takes place at Parliament of Uganda and it is aimed at sensitizing members of Parliament on their role in promoting regulatory and fiscal measures for promoting healthy diets and physical activity to prevent NCDs in Uganda
CEFROHT contributes to create an enabling environment for sustainable access to justice through the critical pathway of using the Human Rights (Enforcement) Act 2019 in seeking redress for socio-economic rights violations.
CEFROHT strengthens capacity of youth and women to engage duty bearers at local government level using a Human Rights-Based Approach to facilitate agroecology in their plans and programs.
CEFROHT works to promote the right to adequate food. That is, food security, sovereignty, safety, nutrition and prevention of food related NCDs. Under this thematic area, work is directed towards ensuring universal access to nutritious, affordable, and culturally-appropriate food for all, while advocating for the well-being and safety of those involved in the food production process
Under this thematic area, CEFROHT promotes factors of production particularly land as a right. CEFROHT works to promote land as a human right. Working with communities for their land rights’ legal empowerment and sustainable access to justice using the Human Rights Enforcement Act. CEFROTH promotes constitutional economic entitlements like right to trade especially in the Local Governments systems through the production, commerce and agriculture offices. Using legal tools for sustainable livelihoods projects for income, personal and property security. Therefore, CEFROHT works to create an opportunity for each person to create a sufficient material foundation upon which to have a dignified, productive, and creative life beyond economics.
CEFROHT promotes climate justice using a human rights-based approach while acknowledging and promoting the implementation of international environmental and climate change legal instruments like the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Convention on Biodiversity among others. To promote climate justice CEFROHT promotes the Constitutional right to a clean and healthy environment as a linchpin for sustainable development. This is done especially through promoting agroecology for sustainable agriculture system. CEFROHT therefore uses legal tools for climate mitigation and adaptation like agroecology for safe food production, prevention and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. This is because, climate change is ongoing with adverse and severe impacts on human rights like the right to adequate food and right to livelihoods. CEFROHT seeks applies the concept of climate justice to address the adverse impacts of climate change to women and youths’ wellbeing, food security, income security, sustainable agriculture and livelihoods.