Fair trade is what farmers want not your charity

It was such a refreshing and exciting experience interacting with Vivian Kabuye of Spicy Duuka, that is located at Kitoro Main Market in Entebbe. Wow! Spicy Duuka for me was an excellent find. It is everything that I envisage as an ideal standard for trading in valued added dried food items. I dare say, Spicy… Continue reading Fair trade is what farmers want not your charity

All years since 2016 are hottest

I remember when it was reported by the Guardian Weekly (27.01/17) that scientists had declared "2016 WAS THE HOTTEST YEAR ON RECORD." As a farmer I am absolutely devastated by this trend. Since 2016, we have hardly made good harvests as we used to. We are told to modernize and invest in irrigation systems, but… Continue reading All years since 2016 are hottest

Lesson – small family farms feed Russia

Smallholder farmers feed our nation Uganda and beyond. So, it is a wonder that backyard gardening for food is mostly frowned upon here. "It is for the poor," many have surmised. And so, it is the norm that in the urban ares of Uganda, especially, that large chunks are utilised to grow aesthetically pleasing non-edible… Continue reading Lesson – small family farms feed Russia

When ‘expert advice’ is the problem

"We have copied ideas and skills that work elsewhere and brought them to our part of the world. We teach the local people different styles and dissuade them the life styles that have withstood the test of times. We teach people that local foods are not good for nutrition and after some time we come… Continue reading When ‘expert advice’ is the problem

Iteso groundnuts PHH and value addition

So, the other day, I dropped in to see my sister, Iretor Sikola, daughter of Papa Otim, a brother to my late father. I had heard she was not well, but look what I found. I found her seated in a shade sorting the damaged groundnuts from the good ones from her recent harvest.Iretor at… Continue reading Iteso groundnuts PHH and value addition