Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in East Africa (LANEA) Country Report - Uganda

"Uganda, a member of the SUN movement since 2011, is currently putting a strong emphasis on poverty reduction and economic development, and the agriculture sector is a major contributor to the country’s growth. Malnutrition rates - especially stunting - are high, with large disparities between urban and rural areas. Overweight and obesity are also a growing problem, particularly in urban areas. With 66 percent of households engaged in agriculture and 81 percent living in rural areas, the food and agriculture sector has potential to improve food and nutrition security across Uganda. The LANEA Uganda study highlights stakeholder perspectives on how agriculture can be leveraged to achieve improvements in nutrition."