Innovations in Nutrition Security & Post-Harvest Loss Reduction in Uganda
The deeply integrated partnership between Iowa State University and the communities and institutions in the Kamuli district of Uganda demonstrates a unique model for both development and philanthropy. This partnership has given rise to a host of innovative programs in the Kamuli district (agriculture, health, and education) and it represents a living laboratory for deeply integrated development interventions. The Consortium is directly involved in programs related to nutrition security and post-harvest loss reduction.
During this webinar, panelists provided an overview of the project in the Kamuli district and discussed implemented strategies to improve nutrition security and reduce post-harvest losses. The webinar demonstrated how the partnership is reducing the contamination of aflatoxins in grain and coordinating a subsidy program to increase the use of plastic hermetic silos to reduce post-harvest loss. Panelists also discussed the potential to replicate this unique development and philanthropic model elsewhere to improve food and nutrition security.
Dr. David G. Acker is the Associate Dean for Global Engagement at Iowa State University and Director of the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods.
Dr. Thomas Brumm is the Charles E. and Mary B. Sukup Professor in Food Security at Iowa State University and Associate Director for the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods.
Mr. Thomas Buyinza is a Post-Harvest Technology Specialist for the Iowa State University - Uganda Program. He is responsible for overseeing grain storage and safety, and working with smallholder farmers to implement strategies for post-harvest losses reduction.