Tooro Botanical Gardens
Tooro Botanical Gardens (TBG) is a community owned organisation founded in 2001 as a centre of excellence in growing and maintaining living plant collections from the Albertine Rift, for conservation, scientific research, education, horticultural and aesthetic purposes. TBG has an edible plant garden and a practical training centre for food plants for different purposes including the "food security/hunger crops" section which demonstrates a range of food security solutions that people can use at home. Participating in BigPicnic has helped TBG to reach out to a wider range of people through mobile food security campaigns under their slogan "kick food insecurity out of Uganda". Through BigPicnic activities, they aim to connect with farmers, food vendors, students and local communities as they endeavour to increase food availability and accessibility, and reduce food wastage at all levels of the food chain.