Posts Tagged ‘ uganda ’

‘Seeds of Uncertainty’ in Ugandan Media

Oct 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Stories

James Kisembo, a farmer in Kabarole, western Uganda, decided to prepare two acres for growing beans, three times the size of what he grew in 2009. Kisembo was inspired by the good harvest his neighbour got the previous season. He went hunting for the better seed varieties from a seed shop in Fort Portal town.

“I bought seeds like the ones my neighbour had planted the previous season,” Kisembo says. “After the rains started, I planted. To my surprise, after two weeks, the seeds had not germinated.” Normally bean seeds take 4-6 days to germinate.



‘Carbon Credits’ in Forbes India

Oct 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Stories

A small experiment in Uganda that uses carbon credits to fund reforestation could provide a viable template for poor nations to conserve their green cover.



Coffee Leaf Rust in Daily Monitor

Oct 5th, 2012 | By | Category: The African Connection

  Collaborating journalist Fred Muzaale reported on coffee leaf rust for the Daily Monitor while working with Neelima Mahajan of the Africa Reporting Project.



‘Strange Brew’ in Earth Island Journal

Oct 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Stories, Student Work, Top Story

The night of March 1, 2010 changed everything in Bududa, a district in the Arabica coffee-growing heartland of eastern Uganda. That night it rained for seven hours. As the water kept coming down, huge chunks of earth started caving in.



Uganda Farmers Contend with Seeds of Uncertainty

May 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Photos, Student Work

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The Journey of Coffee: From seed to cup

Apr 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Top Story

Jerome Hubbard, second-year graduate student at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, traveled to Uganda where much of the coffee consumed in America is grown. Coffee accounts for 64% of the Uganda’s export revenues, according to the Ugandan Coffee research Centre. Click to his website to see his journey that will make you think about […]



Scenes from Abroad

Jan 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Stories

During the winter months of 2010, the Africa Reporting class traveled to various countries in sub-Saharan Africa and while traveling each student focused on a specific topic. The topics ranged from coffee manufacturing to beer brewing. Each photograph displayed shows what each student saw during their travels.



Central Valley: Is goodwill enough?

Oct 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Stories

Richard Shermer is a 60 year-old consultant from Fresno, California who spent most of his life in the Bay Area and Central Valley. Besides being a father of four and a soccer fan, Shermer splits his time between his work in real estate development  and his long lasting passion, photography. It was that passion that […]



Biofuels take root in Uganda as experts warn of severe hunger

Mar 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Student Work

The motorbike trip to the remote village of Kimina in Masindi district is distressing; the road is narrow, potholed and dusty. After an hour of a draining ride, we “wake” up to the shock of a large plantation of ebiti (unknown trees), as they are commonly known in this part of western Uganda.



Poultry Promise

Feb 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Student Work

Generations of experts have dedicated their careers to finding ways to make sure children around the world have enough to eat. As Beth Hoffman reports from Uganda, some are turning to an overlooked bird to provide food and income.