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

Kadaga’s push for green jobs Machiavellian

About two weeks ago, a New Vision story headline, “Museveni backs Sh200b job creation programme,” caught my attention. A headline that excites, but, in the context of Uganda, is also truly Machiavellian. Let me explain, using one of the job creation programmes included in that story, the “Green Jobs Programme,” which was described as: “The… Continue reading Kadaga’s push for green jobs Machiavellian

GOU to import exotic animals for beef

We are encouraging our farmers, our cattle keepers, to start looking at agriculture in a different way, because they are selling only when they want money for school fees, someone is sick in the home. But now we want to introduce selling for cash and making our beef export a big industry. We are going… Continue reading GOU to import exotic animals for beef

OWC gives seeds without fertilizer, says Bbumba

Commercial agriculture is done in stages. You have those who are involved in production – you have the farm workers; those involved in processing; those involved in agri-business – selling pesticides; you have the produce dealers; you have the transporters, storage; and the experts. You also have financiers and exporters. Agriculture is one sector that… Continue reading OWC gives seeds without fertilizer, says Bbumba

Uganda’s comparative advantage organic agriculture

Uganda has the potential to feed its entire population through the practice of organic agriculture. Comparative to 'modern agriculture’, organic agriculture requires more labour - and Uganda has got over 30 million people. 'Modern agriculture’ has a lot of hidden costs - the effects of extensive use of artificial chemical fertilizers and pesticides - which… Continue reading Uganda’s comparative advantage organic agriculture