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Big Picnic,Big Question.
- Food security is a situation that exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life
- When everybody is able to get enough healthy food to be well and active
- A household is considered to be food secure when its occupants do not live in hunger or fear of starvation
Why engage the public with food security?
- Food security is one of the big challenges that TBG aims to address through the Big Picnic Project in the Rwenzori region
- Involving the end users as farmers, consumers, public authorities and community members in finding solutions through research and innovations is regarded as a key to food security.
- To empower the community with knowledge leading to food security
- To advocate for vegetable and staple food growing in the region
- To equip people with food production and storage skills
- To create space for food security dialogues and science cafes
- Science cafes; these will be organized in casual places like restaurants, pubs and coffeehouses, they are pen to everyone to engage with scientists on food security,
- It will help local people to connect with experts and share ideas on food security
- This is a platform that brings people from different back ground of life to discuss and resolve an issue (food security) in order to jointly produce a mutually valued outcome.
- It is very important to have ideas of other stakeholders’ mind.
- Big Picnic: scientists, policy makers and other stake holders come together, learn from each other as they discuss food security (one of the most challenges facing the planet)
- Big picnic will work with the public to open up the debate n the future of our food
- The project will encourage collaboration & conversation t build public understanding f food security issues and enable adults and young people and articulate their views to decision makers
- Establishing of centralized demo-sites
- One demo-site will be established at TBG offices in Fort Portal and 6 others at 6 primary schools in the 3 first implementing sub-counties
- In the above sites, vegetables f different types and food crops will be grown and maintained as learning sites to the public
- Food Basket exhibitions;
- These are farmers and other stakeholders’ events organized for food security knowledge sharing and show casing technologies applied to farming more applicable to all
- All the above implementation strategy will be conducted in a Responsible Research Innovations which will inform the public and policy makers on the farming innovations/technologies to be adopted.
- Food security matters to all of us and it needs ”immediate attention”.