• A digital assessment tool for monitoring and planning food security interventions in rural households of Uganda

    Author(s):
    Robert Tweheyo (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Network for Digital Humanities in Africa
    Subject(s):
    Digital pedagogy, Sociology, Sustainability
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    Carrefours/intersections
    Conf. Org.:
    University of Otawa (Virtual conference)
    Conf. Loc.:
    Virtual
    Conf. Date:
    20-24 July 2020
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/g4e6-9k52
    Abstract:
    In this paper, a digital assessment tool that is used to monitor food security in rural homesteads is presented. It provides instant results in the form of statistics that can help in planning for appropriate interventions. Food security is an essential and universal ingredient of any community’s well-being. The fact that food security is a complex and multidimensional concept, its measurement has been a challenge to both researchers and practitioners. The tool makes food security assessment and monitoring easier and can generate instant statistics that can inform appropriate interventions aimed at enhancing decisions of rural communities on food security. The tool is evaluated with the intended users and evaluation results indicate that it is a useful device for monitoring food security and for informing intervention programs
    Notes:
    Digitizing the assessment and monitoring of food security is essential for the transformation of rural communities in Uganda and other developing countries. It offers sustainable solutions that integrate indigenous practices of rural communities with modern innovations, hence, an intersection for socioeconomic development
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    Last Updated:
    10 months ago
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