On Land Tenure, Uganda Go Back to Our Roots

Access to land is a major constraint, and only a small fraction of urban farmers own their land. For those with access to land, urban farming is associated with higher levels of household food security and child nutrition.Daniel G. Maxwell In order to acquire land for the Republic of Uganda (RoU), the English colonialist deliberately… Continue reading On Land Tenure, Uganda Go Back to Our Roots

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

Sensible Government Policies for Food Security

Sensible government policies is too much to ask from ignorant bureaucrats who think lizards are a sustainable solution to food scarcity. How many lizards are there in the Teso region? It would require time to start raising lizards sufficiently to address the shortage. The late Kibirige Sebunya advised villagers to eat the monkeys that were… Continue reading Sensible Government Policies for Food Security

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