Maize Farmers

Artist: Solomon Sebulime

Medium: Photography

Artist Statement: Maize is a vital cereal crop in Uganda. Smallholder farmers rely on it for food/income. Maize is grown on well drained, aerated, deep warm loam soils. Adapted to warm conditions with optimum temperature of 30 -34 degrees Celsius, rising temperatures threaten Uganda’s maize production & people who depend on it.


Artist Biography: #Connected2: Climate and Food Systems is created by GOAL’s NextGen Youth members from across Ireland, Ethiopia, Honduras, Malawi, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Through the pertinent themes of Global Food Systems and Climate Change, participants learned how each relates to global citizenship and development. They created this photo exhibition to share their learnings with you and hope to raise awareness of how climate change is affecting our food systems.