The paradox of hunger and food abundance in Uganda

There is a general consensus that the diversion of food stuffs from direct consumption to other uses – bio-fuels and conversion of grain to meat etc – will cause food prices to rise and stay high in the foreseeable future beyond the means of poor households. There is also an agreement that while trade or barter in food should not be constrained, governments should ensure that their citizens get enough to eat for an active and healthy life first.