By Our Reporter
The weeklong events include: the 1st YALTA Regional Summit to be held on 25th October 2022, the 1st Agro ecological Market Systems Expo (AMASE) to be held on 26th October 2022, and the 4th National Agroecology Actors’ Symposium (NAAS) slated for 27th October 2022.
The weeklong events will wind up with this year’s annual Indigenous and Traditional Food and Seed Fair to be held on 28th October 2022 at the Silver Springs Hotel in Kampala.
PELUM Uganda has partnered with like-minded organizations to amplify the voices of all agro ecology actors through different forums, topics, and exposures to be showcased during the 4 different brand events that will take place at Silver Springs Hotel, Bugolobi-Kampala.
What is agro ecology?
The Food Agricultural Organisation (FAO) defines agroecology as an integrated approach that effectively provides for interactions between plants, animals, humans, and the environment while taking into consideration the social aspects that need to be addressed for a sustainable and fair food system.
Achieving the second Sustainable Development Goal (SDG2), Zero Hunger, requires a transition towards more sustainable food systems, with more socio-economic benefits and with less environmental consequences.
Addressing the media at Eureka Hotel in Kampala on Monday the organizers noted that this annual event is expected to bring together various stakeholders including farmers, the private sector, non-government organizations, international organizations, as well as the media.
Since 2008, PELUM Uganda embarked on a campaign to restore the utilization and conservation of Indigenous and traditional foods and seeds among communities in Uganda. Several activities have been undertaken including national and regional food fairs, documentation of indigenous and traditional foods in Uganda as well as implementation projects to revamp indigenous and traditional foods and seeds since 2012.