Food Forests for Displaced Women
To counter malnutrition at the refugee settlement, in cooperation with our partners we will set up 4 food forests by equipping 60 refugee women. This way, they can plant indigenous trees, local tree fruits, and local fruit shrubs; on the forest floor, they get to plant organic vegetables. As a result, they can improve nutrition and food security. Additionally, they can sell the surplus produce for an income. The women’s gardening project will break the undernutrition menace in Kiryandongo refugee settlement, Uganda. Uganda hosts more than 1.4 million refugees, making it Africa’s biggest refugee destination. 65.6% of the refugees came from South Sudan following 2013 and 2016 civil wars. YAEI’s areas of focus include: community peace-building, skills development, and access to health and nutritious food.
CEE center for education in exile
Magamaga , Bweyale town, Kiryandongo district , Uganda