My PhD research focuses on how Farmer Organisations in Uganda use food sovereignty as an alternative for sustainable food security and whether and how food sovereignty can be a viable alternative to conventional food systems. This research is part of a larger project, "Mobilising Farmer Organisations for Sustainable Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa". This project has two objectives: to understand the emergence, development, and outcomes of farmer mobilisation for sustainable and smallholder-oriented agricultural development in sub-Saharan Africa, drawing on evidence from Ghana, Uganda, and Zimbabwe; and to strengthen action-oriented research capacity for critically engaged research for sustainable agricultural development in participating countries.
Read more about the project in the Lund University Research Portal: Mobilizing farmer organisations for sustainable agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa
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Ronald Byaruhanga is a PhD student in sustainability science at LUCSUS. He has a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and Social Administration and a double Master's degree, one in International Social Work and Human Rights and one in Global Studies, both from the University of Gothenburg. Ronald has previously worked as a research associate at a research and evaluation (REEV) consultancy firm in Uganda.