In Uganda, 2.3 million children under the age of 5 are chronically malnourished, 16% of children under 5 are underweight while 7% are wasted and 12% of women are malnourished (Uganda Nutrition Action Plan). A transition is therefore needed to move to a model of agricultural production that works. Hence the endorsement of International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) model of agriculture that has been adopted by more than 60 countries worldwide, including Uganda and Ireland.

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