Food System of Iteso Degraded – Part II: ‘Urban-slumitisation’ of villages

The commercialisation of millet – growing it to sell to ajon commercial brewers - has caused a reduction in the availability of millet for food... And re-allocation of land from production of sorghum for food to production of Epuripur is a form of covert land grabbing which devastates food security in Teso.

Iteso Food System Degraded – Part 1: Atap Composition

Atap is the staple food of the Iteso people of Uganda (Lawrance 1957). The Iteso are the fifth largest first nation of Uganda (Uganda Bureau of Statistics 2006), making up at least 6.4 percent of the country’s population. They predominantly occupy Teso Sub-region, which is a significant section of north-eastern Uganda. Atap is often mistranslated… Continue reading Iteso Food System Degraded – Part 1: Atap Composition

#Youth of #Uganda = Ms. Rebecca Alekur

Utilising the grounds of their rented home and road reserve land in the Central Division of Lira Municipality in Lira District in Lango in Northern Uganda, Rebecca and her brother Dickens are growing vegetables, fruits and other food items which are earning them daily income. In addition, Rebecca makes fabulous mandanzi as well for sale.… Continue reading #Youth of #Uganda = Ms. Rebecca Alekur

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,300 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 38 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the… Continue reading 2014 in review

Why I won’t try to go to the UK, unless it’s absolutely necessary

This is a must read for all who engage in discussions which utilise binary categories such as 'developed countries' versus 'underdeveloped countries' and which often insinuate that what happened to Joshua can only happen in an 'underdeveloped third world country', usually in sub-Saharan Africa and meted out 'non-first-world' citizens. How so vacant the binaries seem… Continue reading Why I won’t try to go to the UK, unless it’s absolutely necessary