75% of populations living near wetlands have better food security, mainly through direct consumption of wetland products such as fish, vegetables and fruits, along with the use of wetlands for growing crops (rice, vegetables, coco yams and maize).
Journal articlesWETLANDS RURAL ECONOMY Food security INVESTMENT RETURNS AGRONOMY ECOSYSTEMS ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION WATER RESOURCES ECONOMIC EVALUATION
Wetland resources play a vital role in contributing to food security in Uganda.Published dateWednesday, January 2, 2013 - 05:00
Journal articlesFood security Environmental economics RAIN FED FARMING
The study mapped experiences of local people regarding food security; assessed the contribution of wetlands to food security; and determined factors that influence dependence on wetlands for food in Uganda, where local farmers are vulnerable to stPublished dateSaturday, March 2, 2013 - 05:00