A starchy tuber has gone a long way to help women support their families in Uganda. Growing sweet potatoes has allowed some women in the Nakatonya village to provide extra income to support their families and send their children to school.
Edgar Batte, a journalist for Uganda’s The Daily Monitor, reported this story as part of the International Women’s Media Foundation initiative, Reporting on Women and Agriculture: Africa. The IWMF has partnered with The Daily Monitor for the project, which trains journalists in effectively covering agriculture and the role of women within agriculture and rural development.
Batte shared with the IWMF how he found the story about women growing sweet potatoes.