Monthly Archives: July 2014

Uganda’s 2014/2015 budget is a recipie for food and nutrition insecurity

Originally posted on The humanist view:
Agriculture is Uganda’s global comparative advantage, it is a primary economic growth driver and it is key in ensuring food and nutrition security for Ugandans. The budget 2014/2015 plans to increase food production costs through increased taxation – agricultural inputs will be heavily taxed. The taxes on hoes are…

Men behaving badly does not form a basis for legislation

President Museveni justified his accession to the homosexuality bill on the basis that he sought and got scientific opinions from scientists the world over and in particular Ugandan scientists affiliated to the departments of genetics, the school of medicine and the ministry of health. Apparently the scientists were unanimous in their conclusion that homosexuality is […]

Food scarcity in Uganda is superficial

The caloric intake of 62.1 percent of Ugandans is below the country’s recommended dietary intake of 2,200 calories per person per day? That many do not have sufficient access to food in Uganda is a matter of Uganda’s inefficient food system. In Uganda we are quite happy to give tax holidays to foreign owned businesses […]

Uganda’s 2014/2015 budget is a recipie for food and nutrition insecurity

Agriculture is Uganda’s global comparative advantage, it is a primary economic growth driver and it is key in ensuring food and nutrition security for Ugandans. The budget 2014/2015 plans to increase food production costs through increased taxation – agricultural inputs will be heavily taxed. The taxes on hoes are reinstated.┬áThe costs of procuring agricultural loans […]