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Food insecurity: implications for health in Uganda

Martina talks about the NOURISH project. This project explores why food security, climate change, and healthcare are interlinked.

In this video, Martina explains the challenge of food insecurity that rural communities in Uganda face.

For example, in Karimoja 20% of households were food insecure and a further 38% moderately food insecure in 2012. This means that over half a million people did not have reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.

The NOURISH study gives us some insight into the disruption associated with changes in the climate. When rains are delayed, the harvest is delayed, leading to food scarcity and malnutrition for groups that may not be able to cope. Some groups, such as women and children, can suffer more than others in these circumstances.

When we think about the SDGs, we can see that this challenge related to SDG 3 is also related to SDG 13: Climate Action.

  • Can you think of any other SDGs that food insecurity in Uganda relates to?
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