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Key Considerations: Alleviating Chronic Food Insecurity in South Sudan arfr

The Republic of South Sudan has experienced chronic food insecurity for decades and particularly in the last five years. This chronic food insecurity is a result of a combination of factors, including protracted conflicts, socio-economic fragility, lack of infrastructure, climate…
SSHAP
2024
Journal Article

Psychosocial health in adolescent unmarried motherhood in rural Uganda: Implications for community-based collaborative mental health education, and empowerment strategies in the prevention of depression and suicide

Using co-produced Open Space and ethnographic methods, we examined the psychosocial impact of unmarried motherhood on girls and their communities, and explored problem-solving with key local stakeholders. Findings indicate that girls experience extreme stress, social exclusion and rejection by their…
SAGE Publications
2023
Journal Article

Motorcycle Taxis, Extended Lockdown and Inequality at Work in Kampala, Uganda

In this article, we draw on in-depth qualitative data from interviews with riders, carried out at different stages of the pandemic, to show how the composition of labour within the sector has been reworked by a series of ‘selective exits’…
Springer Nature
2022
Journal Article

The Implications of Sugarcane Contract Farming on Land Rights, Labor, and Food Security in the Bunyoro Sub-Region, Uganda

The Ugandan government has long promoted agricultural commercialization as key to Uganda’s economic future. Sugarcane commercialization, in the form of contract farming (CF), has been a preferred instrument, leading to the emergence of large and medium sugar corporations in Uganda’s…
Science Direct
2022
Journal Article

A qualitative study to explore dietary knowledge, beliefs, and practices among pregnant women in a rural health zone in the Democratic Republic of Congo

This paper shows that various social, economic, and environmental factors within the local community influenced dietary practices among pregnant women in rural DRC. A comprehensive approach is required to improve nutrition, and address food insecurity, cultural practices and improve the…
BioMed Central
2022
Journal Article

Peace Starts with Peace of Mind: Study of the Intersection between Postconflict Trauma, Peacebuilding and Economic Development in Northern Uganda

This study examines an intervention implemented by TPO Uganda in northern Uganda addressing mental health challenges, conflict mediation and economic empowerment. The research consisted of 23 individual in-depth interviews and 16 focus group discussions, supported by a quantitative questionnaire completed…
Medknow Publications
2022
Journal Article

Diverging Discourses: Animal Health Challenges and Veterinary Care in Northern Uganda

This paper draws on policy documents guiding the veterinary sector, interviews with faculty staff at Makerere University and with veterinarians and paraprofessionals in northern Uganda, and ethnographic fieldwork in smallholder communities. The aims of this study were to contribute to…
Frontiers in Veterinary Science
2022
Journal Article

Similar, yet different! Comparing Ugandan secondary cities’ food system and nutritional transformations to findings from African primary cities.

This research focuses on the food, farming and health experiences of two secondary cities of Uganda (Mbale and Mbarara), comparing findings with studies of primary African cities.
BioMed Central
2022
Journal Article

Understanding malnutrition management through a socioecological lens: Evaluation of a community-based child malnutrition program in rural Uganda

The objective of this evaluation was to understand the factors influencing malnutrition management in a CMAM program in rural Uganda, using the socioecological model to assess the multilevel determinants of outpatient malnutrition management. This evaluation used qualitative methods to identify…
Wiley Online Library
2022
Journal Article

Borderlands, Identity and Urban Development: The Case of Goma (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

This paper challenges traditional studies that explore border sites from a central or capital city perspective. Focusing on expressions of identity in the border city of Goma, it illustrates how the struggle for political, social and economic control affects local…
2021
Journal Article

“A Woman’s Degree Must End in the Kitchen”: Expectations of Women in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

This study draws on a qualitative approach to explore how adolescents perceive women’s and men’s roles in marriage and family life. A sample of 56 boys and girls aged 16–20 from two urban and two rural high schools in South…
SAGE Publications
2021
Journal Article

Re-conceptualizing sustainable urban sanitation in Uganda: why the roots of ‘Slumification’ must be dealt with

Country-wide urbanization in Uganda has continued amidst institutional challenges. Previous water and sanitation interventions have not addressed underlying issues of poorly managed urbanization, which is linked to low productivity, urban poverty, unemployment, limited capacity to plan and offer basic services.…
BMC Public Health
2021
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