ARU and URDT have embarked on a campaign to restore the utilization and conservation of indigenous and traditional foods among communities in Uganda through organizing community food fairs, documentation of indigenous and traditional foods in the Rwenzori region. “A lot of efforts are needed to ensure the revival of Uganda’s identity through extensively promoting indigenous and traditional food and seed systems” Mr. Charles explained.
The event took place at ARU and it was organized by URDT and ARU on 5/10/2019 at the URDT Multipurpose Hall, between 2 – 5 pm. Participants included students from ARU (supported by Traditional Wisdom Specialists) and URDT girls’ school, staff, members from community and Epicenters. The best participants were awarded with a 200,000 cash prize and the second group with 100,000 UGX.
The chief guest Dr. Mwalimu Mushshe, the vice chancellor – ARU (represented by Mr. John Tusiime) recognized and welcomed participants, appreciated the event and reminded ARU students about the fundamentals of the creative process where he related it with the creativity by different cultural groups in food processing. He described the event as one way of demonstrating ones’ purpose as a healthy and long lasting person that has creativity and innovations by eating traditional nutritious foods