Official Dialogue Feedback to the United Nations 2021 Food Systems Summit
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Like other rapidly growing Ugandan cities, food security in Entebbe City continues to improve but at a slow space, even with the city’s strategic location within the Lake Victoria basin. The lake is very crucial to Entebbe’s food system because it is a source of fish such as Nile Perch and Tilapia, a regional trade hub, provides suitable conditions for farming and other agricultural activities, a source of raw materials for industries as well as an ecologically sensitive zone. The fishing industry is particularly a very important aspect of Entebbe’s economy as a source of livelihoods and food security. However, due to weather changes, ecological changes and increased fishing pressure, fish catches have declined thus threatening the food security status and livelihoods of the communities that depend on the lake.
Moreover, other factors have contributed to food insecurity of Entebbe city such as poor road and market infrastructure and rapid urbanisation within the peninsula. These factors have led to an increase in food losses and food prices and thus affected access to food within the city.
The dialogue will discuss the challenges as well as explore opportunities and solutions to improve food and nutrition security, the livelihoods of the lake communities as well as environmental sustainability. In addition, it will showcase collaborations and initiatives that are already underway to transform the food system and how these can be strengthened.
Dialogue registration : https://zoom.us/j/93928348302?pwd=MGxTMVc3RXY0QmRxWnhiU0oyeUU3QT09 Here you go 🙂