In January 2004, Kampala City Council approved a set of ordinances that legalizes urban agriculture. New rules governing livestock rearing and crop cultivation recognize the key role farming plays in the Ugandan capital.
Edith Kyeswa leans over the rail of her backyard pen and scratches one of her two cows behind the ear. “I got this cow from a cow bank that was started by my local Member of Parliament,” says Kyeswa. “The cows were a present to the women of Kampala from the President.”