In Uganda, farmers often dry their maize crop directly on the ground, which is cheaper than buying cloth to spread them on. But the practice increases the risk of disease-causing aflatoxins and could decrease maize exports if levels exceed international standards.
Widows in Uganda have few rights when it comes to claiming inheritance. Women’s groups that advocate for them have seen some success, but find themselves unable to reach many widows in need outside of urban areas.
Literacy rates in Uganda’s northeastern Karamoja region are some of the lowest in the country. To encourage parents to send their children to school, the government is coming up with innovative ways to provide access.
Boda bodas, or motorcycle taxis, are a common but dangerous form of transportation in Uganda, causing hundreds of accidents per month. Drivers are required to hold insurance, but many don’t. Instead, they flee the scene to avoid being blamed for accidents.
Uganda’s Karamoja region is often portrayed as a rural frontier where life revolves around cattle, poverty and firearms. This photo story, a collaboration between reporters from Global Press Journal’s Uganda team, is the first in a series providing a glimpse of what life is really like in the northeast region of the country.