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

Forestry Authority Cutting Trees?

“I planted these Mutuba trees as a fence in 1967 while my peers were dancing and enjoying life in Mbarara.”

(Note: It is assumed that the photo is not ‘photo-shopped’ and that the caption to the photo is a direct quote from His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the current long-serving President of the Republic of Uganda (1986 to date))

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

Disruption of Karimojong Pastoralists’ Lives

Case in point, the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), prioritising interests for extracting minerals from under Karamoja's land, in Kautokou. “The issue of the land of Kautokou is a result of deceit like of you the educated.” Karimojong Elder quoted in "Take Anything, Leave our Land," a publication by KDF Karimojong communities that are affected are… Continue reading Disruption of Karimojong Pastoralists’ Lives