How can the world save children from stunting?


According to Veronique Lorenzo, Head of Unit EuropeAid- European Commission all we have to do is educate women to secondary school level. Let me start from the beginning. A few days a go I stumbled upon this tweet and my immediate reaction was how simple it all sounds. How can the world save children from stunting? #FundEducation @EU_Commission @europeaid … [Read more...]

Disability in Uganda

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At this year's Bridging the Gap for African women workshop in Kampala Uganda, a woman and her companion sat quietly on the sunny side of the room. We had a lively Question and Answer session and it was my job to pass the mic around the room and she was the last person I handed the mic to. The woman said I am a visually impaired woman and I would like to thank the … [Read more...]

Can Fairtrade lift farmers in Uganda and Ethiopia out of poverty?

Women sorting coffee beans  in Mbale Eastern Uganda

According to a much discussed report by Professor Cramer from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) the answer to this question is not necessarily and according the school's website these are the key findings from Professor Cranmer's research Most rural people in Ethiopia and Uganda enjoy a much higher standard of living than seasonal and casual agricultural … [Read more...]