Nutritional foods
Dried vegetables important to extend self life
Small scale value addition of beef
Tomato trading in Fort Portal Markets
Street food vending in Zambia
The food Lab meeting in Zambia 2017. KRC attended this
A number of nutritious products can be extracted from Soya beans
Local nutritious foods.


About food Lab


The Food Lab creates space for mainstream actors and front runners to meet and shape the green and fair food systems of tomorrow. In Uganda the Fort Portal Food Lab is being implemented by KRC in partnership with Hivos and IIED. The overall goal of the Fort Portal Food Lab is to contribute to a more conducive policy environment and laws that make the region’s food system more inclusive, sustainable, diverse, healthy, acceptable, green and affordable foods available to all. The food lab facilitates this co-creation by coming up with daring solutions that will be further developed with practitioners and scientists during online and offline events. The Rwenzori region where Fort Portal is located is rich in agricultural resources and has a tradition of exporting food – mainly via informal channels — to the capital and neighbouring countries. There is evidence that, despite this growth in food production and trade, the region is food insecure. As such there is a huge challenge for inclusive growth — ensuring a positive link between urbanization, food and nutrition security, for the local economy and ecology of Fort Portal’s rural hinterland. Within the town there are shifts in consumption with increasing reliance on informal street vendors/food consumed outside of the home, such as chapatti