A farming life of Mrs. Milion Oworinawe, a sorghum farmer, and Mrs. Alice Asiimwe, a businesswoman who has been dealing in the "Entutire" for over 30 years. “Enturire” is a local name given to a mouth-watering fermented drink obtained from a mixture of honey and the world’s most versatile crop, sorghum Mrs. Milion Orinawe, whose well-tended and lush garden is carved on a hill overlooking Lake Bunyonyi in south-western Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale districts, has been a farmer most of her life. From girlhood to marriage and childbearing, she dedicated her life to taking care of her family through growing sorghum, complimented by other food crops. On a quarter an acre of land, Mrs. Oworinawe used to harvest about 300 kilograms of quality sorghum, but this has not been possible in the last five or so years due to increased temperatures in the district. She has since resorted to Irish potatoes and beans, which require a high fertiliser input and often bring in much less income. Alice Asiimwe has been selling “Enturiire” drink for over 30 years. However, over the last decade, the best-quality type of sorghum has become scarce, being replaced by lower-quality strains which have affected her income. Alice says she can no longer make as much as she would because her Enturire is not the way it used to be. The change in climate has affected the quality of the sorghum which has affected the drink and she can no longer get the clients she used to get. Among the people of Kabale district, commonly known as ‘Bakiga’, the first thing you give a visitor in your home is “Enturire”, a mouth-watering local drink/brew made from sorghum and honey. Slowly, this drink is phasing out not because Bakiga people are no longer hospitable, but because the beloved crop of Kabale (Sorghum) is no longer a great yield as it once was. The hills started warming up, the sorghum stopped growing, and Million switched to growing other crops. 256 million people are considered to be food insufficient in Africa. Over 3 quarters of these are within Subsaharan Africa. The place where the world has the best weather patterns and fertile lands how comes has major climate problems. While the least industrialised nations such as Uganda emit the least carbon, they continue to suffer the biggest brunts of the climate change crisis. The livelihoods of millions of people are on the lifeline, and their cultures are on the brink of erosion.
Director: Shemei Agabo