The process of enabling communities to increase control over their lives local, national or international with interest of improving their standards of living and people to gain control over the factors and decisions that shape their lives calls for Gender and Community Empowerment. (GCE).
In our communities, women and children are more exposed to challenging conditions like lack of nutritious foods, health and economic wellbeing. The crops produced by the farmers in eastern Uganda-finger millet, pearl millet, sorghum, groundnuts, cowpeas are very rich in nutrients most beneficial to women and children for example calcium for bone formation, iron for blood formation, proteins and carbohydrates. The problem, is most of these are eaten in simple forms leading to low intake. The project will introduce different recipes and train women on the preparation to diversify products got from these grains.