The politics of food access for refugees in Uganda : a case study of Bidibidi settlement
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The access to Food remains a challenging situation in the country. Despite Uganda's plentiful of food production, the awareness that food security affects National Development and the existence of government's food policy, the means to address access to food still remains a big challenge to many households. Government's commitment to ensuring food security for its citizens is observed through the formulation of the National Food Policy and other food programmes and strategies under the overall National Development plan. Despite this policy, citizens continue to struggle with access to food. What makes this challenge more puzzling is that the country is naturally endowed with fertile soils, regular and reliable rainfall, moderate temperatures, and water bodies. The country's natural endowment would boost food production, resulting in access to food for all citizens. It also presents the irony that in a food abundant world some people "cannot access food." This paper therefore analyzes the politics of food access for refugees in Uganda.