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From grassroots to national level, my internship with SEATINI has strengthened my capacity around food security and agri-policy issues in Uganda, including issues of trade liberalisation and development throughout the East African Communities. I have also been learning a lot about the many challenges and opportunities faced by small scale farmers in maize production at… Read More The Road to the Promise Land
There are some benefits to being a part of the Kampala QES Scholars trio that is I, Rachel and Jeremy, one being automatically assumed a passenger in some really cool activities. Saturday these activities included standing on the Equator, visiting a colleague’s hometown and then stumbling upon a camp loaded with crocodiles. Around 9 am… Read More Learning about Sustainable Agriculture in Rural Uganda
June 25th and 26th was Kampala’s fifth Civil Society Organisation Fair! Here are some photos from the Fair and from Seatini’s parallel session and presentation on “Bilateral Trade Agreements: Facilitating or hindering the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals?”
Tomorrow benchmarks my first two weeks living in Uganda, and I am finally starting to feel settled at home, at work and in the community. Though I still have much to learn and explore, I am pleased to have established a basic routine which helps give me the capacity to focus on myself (both intellectually… Read More The Cultural Experience of Shopping for Food in Uganda
For some students, perhaps most students, applying for university can be quite daunting; there are so many programs out there today, so many places to go, and lots of money to pay, and no one wants to take the ‘wrong’ step. The path to the perfect career, which is both lovable and economically viable, can… Read More Why Agriculture?
This summer I am working with an NGO called SEATINI in Kampala, Uganda. I was fortunate to have been selected as a candidate for this position through the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship program. The program is managed by the Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and Rideau Hall Foundation, and is financially supported… Read More Working with SEATINI-Uganda