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Taking stock - Uganda Food Change Lab: planning for a sustainable food system in the face of rapid urbanisation

Fort Portal is a regional centre in Kabarole district, Western Uganda, projected to grow tenfold by 2040, from 50,000 to 500,000 inhabitants.

Kabarole exports large amounts of the food grown on its farms to Uganda’s cities and neighbouring countries. But in doing so it also exports a large share of its organic matter and nutrients as a result of limited local processing options. Moreover, the lack of proper soil management and regenerative agricultural techniques have also contributed to depleting local soils.

Climate change and more irregular weather patterns could worsen this situation.

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