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Famine, climate and crisis in Western Uganda

  • Peter Robertshaw
  • David Taylor
  • Shane Doyle
  • Robert Marchant
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Part of the Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research book series (DPER, volume 6)

In this paper we provide an example of the alternative approach, based on the Banyoro people in the humid, Interlacustrine region of Western Uganda known historically as Kitara, the region roughly centred on Mubende and encompassing much of what was regarded as Bunyoro, Toro, Nkore, and perhaps western parts of Buganda in the late nineteenth century (Sutton 1993). Kitara has the advantage of being a locus for a range of relevant, multi-disciplinary information, sources of which include rich oral histories, archaeological excavations at a comparatively advanced state and sediment-based, palaeoenvironmental studies.

Keywords

Food Insecurity Oral History Colonial Period Modern Period Elephant Grass 
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© Springer 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Robertshaw
    • 1
  • David Taylor
    • 2
  • Shane Doyle
    • 3
  • Robert Marchant
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyCalifornia State UniversitySan BernardinoUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeographyTrinity College, University of DublinIreland
  3. 3.School of HistoryUniversity of LeedsUK
  4. 4.Department of BotanyTrinity College, University of DublinIreland

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