A mong the various claims in the literature on the impact of
structural adjustment programs on the urban poor and wageearning classes in Africa is that made by Pinstrup-Andersen (1989).
He refers briefly to Kampala to suggest that access to land for
semisubsistence production may buffer or prevent the decline in
nutritional status and household food security that is widely believed to be to the product of the urban economic crisis, or structural adjustment, or both. The source to which Pinsirup-Andersen
refers is an article byjamal (1988, p. 684), who claims that "Kampala is twice as self-sufficient in calories now as it was in 1972