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.

The Government of Uganda Minister

It is justified to conclude that just like those cultivation machines, the graders clearing the land for sugarcane plantations, the Minister’s attitude and her speech seemed firmly located within a paradigm that promotes the crushing of my ancestors’ bones in the name of “development”.

Urban-slumitisation of villages, land dispossession and food insecurity in Teso

Introduction: In 1959, the Iteso were the second largest nationality in Uganda and by 2002 they were the fifth largest - making up at least 6.4 percent of Uganda’s population (Uganda Bureau of Statistics 2006). This paper uses the example of Teso (the area – in North-Eastern Uganda) and Iteso (the people) but the analysis… Continue reading Urban-slumitisation of villages, land dispossession and food insecurity in Teso