NDF believes that applying a mixture of traditional and contemporary agricultural practices will contribute to sustainable livelihoods and improve the quality of life for people and communities.
A livelihood is said to be sustainable when it is able to withstand and recover from adverse events without much of an impact to a community in terms of their food, employment opportunities and raw materials.
By drawing on the power and credibility of cultural voice as depicted in tried-and-tested traditional approaches to agriculture alongside modern and innovative approaches to agriculture, NDF will connect the dots between climate change, livelihoods, agriculture, and food security as part of the process of building resilient communities.
NDF will encourage the revival of and return to traditional practices such as crop rotation, biological pest control, and granaries at the household level and silos at the Ssaza (County) level to build resilience for periods of drought.
In addition, NDF shall encourage each household to have a banana plantation [olusuku lwa Nnabagereka] and a backyard/kitchen garden, with produce for both home and market consumption. The gardens will include vegetables, edible flowers as well as high-value crops such as herbs for use as food and medicine.