The Media has been urged to help in transforming public perception on Uganda’s foods.
According to PELUM Uganda, informed media reporting can shape society and public opinion.
Through “My Food is African” project, PELUM identified the need to change the narrative surrounding Uganda foods, traditions and food policy processes.
In order to achieve this, PELUM Uganda with financial support from AFSA conducted a training for journalists to equip them with the skills and knowledge on Uganda traditional Foods and Food policy formulation processes.
During the training, journalists were educated about the historical, social, and cultural contexts of Uganda traditional foods and policy frameworks.
The training also entailed the significance of indigenous ingredients, the stories behind traditional recipes, and the ways in which food is intricately linked to identity of different regions and tribes in Uganda.