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

1. 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 measurement of community 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 digital tool was evaluated with the intended users and evaluation results indicate that it is a useful device for monitoring food security and informing intervention programs.

Robert Tweheyo (rtweheyo@gmail.com), Kyambogo University, Uganda

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