Fruits of One’s Labour

The wisdom to replace grass lawns with food crops, even though it were done only partially, can never be overstated. It is the wisdom of our ancestors that one should eat food that one knows its source from seed to plate, after having participated in growing it. And this is possible for every Ugandan to… Continue reading Fruits of One’s Labour

Household Food Planning

For all I know, the problem of food insecurity in Uganda is more about food distribution than the actual lack of food at all. But to allege that Ugandans prefer feeding their kids on food supplements is to tell us that Ugandans have majority elite. What does afood supplement mean to a poor woman living… Continue reading Household Food Planning

Domestic Nutrition

The challenge on the table is perception and training programs not tailored to suit our domestic nutritional demands. Training programs that lean on Western style nutritional diets will not be easily replicated over in our local environment. Thus, an urge is absolutely eminent to develop nutritional guides based on local nutritional material. From the perspective… Continue reading Domestic Nutrition

Mindset Drives Uganda’s Food Insecurity

The fact that Uganda, a country once aptly described as the "pearl of Africa" by Winston Churchill, can have sections of the population that is food insecure warrants close examination. I visited Masaka villages about a decade ago as part of a monitoring team for a DANIDA project on household agricultural support. We found an… Continue reading Mindset Drives Uganda’s Food Insecurity

Uganda’s Food scarcity is superficial

It is reported that "the caloric intake of 62.1 percent of Ugandans is below the country's recommended dietary intake of 2,200 calories per person per day." That many do not have sufficient access to food in Uganda is because of our inefficient food system. In Uganda we are quite happy to give tax holidays to… Continue reading Uganda’s Food scarcity is superficial