The fight against poverty and hunger has seen some progress over the past 15 years. Globally, the proportion of undernourished people declined from 15% in 2000-2002 to 11% in 2014-2016. However, more than 790 million people still lack regular access to adequate food, descent shelter and regular incomes. If current trends continue, the zero poverty and hunger target will be largely missed by 2030.In Uganda, one third of employed persons are engaged in agriculture, forestry and fishing. The agricultural sector is important to the Ugandan economy since it employs approximately 69% of the population and contributed about 26% to the GDP in 2015.
At DEC we recorginize that in order to succeed in our mission, we must ensure that people leaving in poverty can meet their basic food needs and that their livelihoods are secure from environment shocks. In doing this, our interventions focus on fixing on the long-term progress and well-being of our communities. To achieve this, our actions and programs focus on improving food security, fostering resilience to climate change, skills development, financial and enterprise development to women and youth.
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