Going back to our roots epdf

The essence of my talk is to remind us that our today was determined by yesterday; as today we determine the future for the next generation. By the end of my talk I hope to have persuaded you that by staying culturally rooted, we can prosper economically and socially; and that we can assure a… Continue reading Going back to our roots epdf

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.

Iteso Food System Degraded – Part 1: Atap Composition

Atap is the staple food of the Iteso people of Uganda (Lawrance 1957). The Iteso are the fifth largest first nation of Uganda (Uganda Bureau of Statistics 2006), making up at least 6.4 percent of the country’s population. They predominantly occupy Teso Sub-region, which is a significant section of north-eastern Uganda. Atap is often mistranslated… Continue reading Iteso Food System Degraded – Part 1: Atap Composition

“The Iteso” Connects Us With Our Roots

"The Iteso" articulates changes among Iteso and in Teso over a 50-year period. Here is a review I largely agree with. When I am called upon to advise and to contribute to how those seeking to practice our culture, it is from this book that I seek wisdom.

Karamoja’s Beautiful food culture

The NRMO Administration, instead, plans to import semen of the Belgian Blue animals, for the purpose of breading them for beef for export. How is this more efficient than providing the relevant extension services for the Karimojong Zebu animals so that Uganda can produce, consume and export tons of akuring and emuna?