Running between 3:00pm and 5:00pm this afternoon, the unique broadcast will also be streamed live on the Bukedde and New Vision Facebook pages
VISION UPDATES | WORLD FOOD DAY
Vision Group will today join the rest of the world to celebrate the 41st World Food Day, with as special broadcast on all its television and radio stations, as well as social media platforms. Starting at 3:00pm this afternoon, the broadcast brings together respected names in Uganda's food sector in a panel discussion that will be broadcast and engage participants from across the country.
This day also marks the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations.
Themed "Grow, nourish, sustain. Together. Our actions are our future", this year's international celebration will be mostly scientific given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year's theme encourages awareness of sustainable agricultural practices, while celebrating food heroes who work to provide food for the world and calls for global solidarity in ensuring adequate access to nutritious food for all despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
In line with this, the Vision panel discussion this afternoon will focus on food security and nutrition. Moderated by Vision education editor, Conan Businge, the rich line up of panellists include former agriculture minister Victoria Sekitoleko, Agnes Kirabo, the executive director of Food Rights Alliance and Robert Serwanga, the director Agrarian Services.
The discussion, which will be aired live on Vision Group TV stations, Bukedde TV 1, Bukedde TV 2, Urban TV or TV West, will also see several farmers and players in the food sector from across the country call in and share their views in real time. The discussion will also be carried on Bukedde FM, Radion West and Rupiny Radio. All the TV and radio stations are available on the New Vision Digital Experience on mobile devices so anyone can tune in at their convenience.
Running between 3:00pm and 5:00pm this afternoon, the unique broadcast will also be streamed live on the Bukedde and New Vision Facebook pages for participants who may not have immediate access to their television sets. Audience members will also be able to call in and share their thoughts on the topic being discussed.