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I have learned a lot of acronyms this week while working with PELUM Uganda. PELUM stands for Participatory Ecological Land Use Management. PELUM is a network of 53 like-minded organizations supporting small holder farmers and ecological land use.
It's hard to think about leaving a place you have come to love. I have done it before and I know I will have to do it again, but this time seems a little different.
From city to village, GPS-directed tractors to hand hoes, the last week has put agriculture into a new perspective.
Agriculture is about relationships. Seed and soil, technique and environment, farmer and community are all relationships important to agriculture.
Agriculture impacts everyone. It is a part of everything. The food we grow nourishes both our bodies and our souls.
Agriculture is more than just crops and animals. Agriculture is a way of life.
This week I felt like one of the main characters in Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds.'
We must address the issue of food security at its roots.
Leaders have passion. Leaders have vision. Leaders are people like Buloba Chicken Farm workers.