18 September 1941

This extract documents the resistance encountered by the Nutrition Development Unit in Nyasaland. Barker acknowledges that they have struggled to engage  or influence  the local people in their projects. The reference in the diary to a time limit being placed on the work and the suggestion that if the 'natives' had not 'started to show an interest by then, they never would' speaks directly to this idea of local hostility to the colonial researchers.