Rotational Grazing African Wisdom

“This is to show how tall the grass can grow after letting this paddock lay fallow for four months. Grass grows by itself when you leave it for about four months.”President Yoweri Kagutta Museveni This was the caption to a photo that was published on the ‘Face Book wall’ of President Museveni in November 2017.… Continue reading Rotational Grazing African Wisdom

50 year old Mutuba Tree

Am reminded of a photo of Mutuba trees at his Rwakitura farm that was posted on the 'Face Book wall' of the senior citizen of Uganda at the tail end of 2017. The photo was captioned: “I planted these Mutuba trees as a fence in 1967 while my peers were dancing and enjoying life in… Continue reading 50 year old Mutuba Tree

Value of Ancestors’ Graves

The hypothesis being that one can tell who the current actors on Uganda’s land scene are by how they answer the question: “What is the value of my ancestors’ graves?” Particularly, in the context of the increasing possibility that one might be forced to value one’s ancestors’ remains and their graves, when a particular kind… Continue reading Value of Ancestors’ Graves

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