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.

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