Sasakawa nutrition training-Farmers equipped with real skills against malnutrition.

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The high cases of malnutrition especially among refugee communities in Adjumani district have compelled Sasakawa Africa association to train small holder farmers on how to prepare and grow nutrients rich foods locally.

The technical coordinator sensitive agriculture Sasakawa Africa association Jacqueline Namusalisi said ” With support from International food policy research institute and Japan international cooperation agency, they have trained farmers with applied skills in growing nutritional vegetables.”

A recent market survey analysis by Sasakawa Africa association and local farmers on food and nutrition in Adjumani district shows that 30 percent of the population in the district is malnourished. Women and children living in internally displaced camps are the most affected groups.

With funding from International food policy research institute and Japan international cooperation agency, Sasakawa Africa association through nutrition sensitive agriculture is empowering small holder farmers in district address undernourishment at all level.

Under the nutrition training, communities are drilled on good practices against nutrient deficiencies through preparing nutritional meals locally. Esther Yeeko Alunga is a Nutrition expert.

Jacqueline Namusalisi the technical coordinator sensitive agriculture Sasakawa Africa association says the training also equips the farmers with real skills to grow and prepare nutrient meals with focus on vegetable growing.

Nutrient experts argue that such nutrition trainings that empower local farmers with applied researched skills are the best option against malnutrition cases.

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