Famine, climate and crisis in Western Uganda
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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.
KeywordsFood Insecurity Oral History Colonial Period Modern Period Elephant Grass
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