The Food for Life project was a skills building project that aimed at contributing to the poverty alleviation goals by building agricultural skills of individual Scouts. It was funded by 51 Charitable Foundation, form Ireland, and was based on individual skills acquisition, and ensuring that 20,000 Scouts in Uganda, Kenya and Burundi are trained and practice agriculture in 5 years.
In Uganda the project started by working with 1,500 Scouts scaling up by adding another 1,500 scouts each year. Each individual Scout had to have a garden from which s/he was expected to produce food for his/her family. Upon this achievement the Scouts had to earns a badge then produces to the second level where s/he was expected to produce a variety of fruits and vegetables. The third level involves agriculture and entrepreneurship, whereby the scout not only produces fruits and vegetables for his/her family but has to have surplus for marketing.