In sub-Saharan Africa women comprise a large proportion of the agricultural labor force, yet they are consistently found to be less productive than male farmers.
We explore the utility of a consumption coping strategy index (CSI) in characterising and assessing the factors influencing household food insecurity.
On Wednesday 18 April 2012, between 80 and 100 women from Amuru District in northern Uganda stripped naked in a protest to block their eviction from land they claim is rightfully theirs. They did this in front of representatives of the Local District Board and surveyors of the sugar company Madhvani Group, the firm seeking land in the area for sugarcane growing.
There is general lack of scientific consensus on the trend and distribution of annual and
seasonal rainfall and temperature in Uganda. This study used both observational and AgMerra
rainfall and temperature data for the period 1980-2010 to characterize the trend and variability in
seasonal and annual rainfall, maximum and minimum temperatures across 12 different rainfall
The bean fly (Ophiomyia spp.) is considered the most economically damaging field insect pest of common beans in Uganda. Despite the use of existing pest management approaches, reported damage has remained high. Forty-eight traditional and improved common bean varieties currently grown in farmers’ fields were evaluated for resistance against bean fly.