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Transforming agriculture in Uganda: nine points for action

Agriculture is hugely important in Uganda: it employs 68 per cent of the population, underpins millions of livelihoods and contributes to the economy. There are plenty of institutions, policies and initiatives in place to support the sector. Yet agricultural productivity is declining and farmers are having a tough time. Even when local and global food prices are riding high, farmers are not pocketing the windfall. How can this sector provide much-needed jobs for Uganda’s expanding population when existing farmers are struggling to get by? What can be done to transform the sector and boost productivity? A nine-point action plan suggests a route forward.

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