Many food poor because of entitlement failure

There is an urgent need for Uganda to move the debate away from the fallacy of: "Smallholder farmers in Uganda are subsistence farmers and that is why they are food poor; needing help to move from subsistence farming to modern farming." Our smallholder farmers feed our nation and beyond and so it can't be about… Continue reading Many food poor because of entitlement failure

Passively betting the farm

I have borrowed "betting the farm" from The Guardian Weekly of 26th November 2021, Vol. 205 No.23 - the title of a short news item on Indian farmers' protests against legislation that would have "rolled back farm subsidies and price regulation on crops." It was interesting to learn that Indian farmers are still given subsidies… Continue reading Passively betting the farm

What should have been discussed on Labour Day

I recall reading a piece in which a non-Ugandan shared with glee that one of the major reasons she liked living in Uganda was because she could go to the market with the equivalent of ten dollars or less and be able to buy fresh food items, including loads of fruit and vegetables, that could… Continue reading What should have been discussed on Labour Day

Easter Saturday food prices

Eggs - half a tray (15 eggs) - Shs 4,600 (which is about Shs 300 per egg)Irish potatoes - 12 small ones - Shs 2,000 (which is about Shs 167 per potato)African egg plants - 26 pieces - Shs 800 (which is about Shs 31 per eggplant)Eggplants - 3 pieces - Shs 1,000 (which is… Continue reading Easter Saturday food prices