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In northern Uganda, the cotton ginnery at Gulu Agricultural Development Company has experienced rapid growth in an impoverished, war-weary, subsistence-farming region that has been desperate for sustainable economic development. The Gulu cotton eneterprise was begun only three years ago, following the ouster of Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and new regional peace. South African entrepreneur Bruce Robertson undertook the business, seeking to build on his successful cotton gin operations in western Uganda. I photographed for the Acumen Fund, which is providing Gulu Cotton with bridge crop loans. Photos 1-161 are people and operations at the Gulu Cotton Ginnery. #162-218 are farmers in their fields or at home.
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