One fruit Tree per family Program

One Tree Fruit Per Family wants to have every Historically Marginalised Family planting one tree fruit as part of contributing to the reduction of malnutrition and increase of food security. “Fruits and vegetables (F&V) are considered in dietary guidance because of their high concentrations of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, especially electrolytes; and more recently phytochemicals, especially antioxidants”.

Various reviews have associated low intake of fruits and vegetables with chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, blood pressure, hypercholesterolemia, osteoporosis, many cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, respiratory problems as well as mental health. Today, Several members of historically Marginalised people formerly known as the Batwa Indigenous people suffer diseases from lack of consumption of fruits. It is critical that formal nutrition education aiming to increase knowledge and fruits be given priority in health education programs and health promotion among target beneficiaries.