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White man’s cabbages save starving Bakiga from death

Part III. Cabbages were first introduced in Kabale by the British colonial administration in 1943 at the height of the famine. While cabbages are today widely grown in Kabale as a source of food and income, in 1943 it was brought to save lives of the starving Bakiga. The famine had been occasioned by adverse effects of the World War II which coupled with a prolonged drought and stormy rains, left crops and homes in ruins, writes Faustin Mugabe....

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Published By: monitor - Monday, 20 March, 2017