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Factors influencing the nutritional status of women of reproductive age in Erute internally displaced persons' camp, Lira District
Introduction: More than 1.5 million Ugandans were displaced and lived in camps from 1996 to 2005. The camp conditions were associated with poor sanitary facilities, disease and malnutrition among women and children (WFP ...
Effects of food aid on household consumption and marketed production: The case of maize in Northern Uganda
(Makerere University, 2010-12)
The Northern Uganda conflict led to internal displacement which reduced agricultural production, caused food insecurity and high malnutrition. In 1997 the World Food Programme (WFP) started providing food aid to the ...
Balanites aegyptiaca: A resource for improving nutrition and income of dryland communities in Uganda
(Bangor University, 2010-06)
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Del. (desert date), an important but neglected indigenous fruit tree in the drylands of Uganda was studied with the aim of understanding its local use and management as a prerequisite for its ...
Mineral fertilizer response and nutrient use efficiencies of East African highland banana (Musa spp., AAA-EAHB, cv. Kisansa)
The poor yield of East African highland bananas (Musa spp., AAA-EAHB) on smallholder farms has been attributed to problems of poor soil fertility. The effects of mineral fertilizers on crop performance were measured at two ...
Termites (Isoptera) as food in the Luhya Community (Western Kenya)
(California State University, 2010)
The traditional use of termites as a source of food is still widespread in tropical Africa. We conducted a survey around Kakamega forest (Western Kenya) to evaluate the indigenous knowledge of a local community (Luhya) ...
Traditional medicine as an alternative form of health care system: a preliminary case study of Nangabo Sub-County, Central Uganda
This study was conducted in Nangabo sub-county of Wakiso district. The purpose was to document the common Traditional Medicine (TM) practices; assess the local people's preferences for TM versus western medicine (WM) and ...
Comparison of breeding systems by smallholder goat keepers in the humid, sub-humid and semi arid agro-ecological zones of Uganda
(Medwell Journals, 2010-05-05)
A study was conducted in three districts (Sembabule, Soroti and Arua) to characterise the goat breeding practices in Uganda. A set of detailed structured questionnaires was used to collect information from 160 goat owners ...
Evaluation of watershed management in and around Echuya Forest Reserve, Western Uganda
The study was about watershed management for preservation, conservation and sustainable use of resources. The study was carried out in Kabale and Kisoro districts in the Kigezi Highlands where population pressure on land ...
Variations in Leptocybe invasa (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) population intensity and infestation on eucalyptus germplasms in Uganda and Kenya
(Taylor & Francis, 2010)
Leptocybe invasa, an invasive gall-inducing wasp of Australian origin, recently emerged as a serious eucalyptus pest of global importance. We examined the spatial and temporal variations in L. invasa adult populations and ...
Economics of land degradation in mid-hills of Mt. Elgon watershed, Eastern Uganda
(J. Soil Nature, 2010-07-15)