Agriculture is the back bone of Uganda’s economy, therefore there is need to harness the agriculture value chain in order to bring about profitability and viability of enterprises. For this to happen, productivity, efficiency and resilience need to be addressed. Efficient use of land should be encouraged; according to the 2018 world report agriculture land use has been rated in negatives. Resilience, Uganda has been listed among the least adapted country to climate change and yet it’s the major factor that hinders the agriculture value chain.
To bring about productivity farmers must adopt the use of irrigation methods, fertilizers, high breed seed and herbicides among others. They also need to have information on when to plant, weed, harvest, storage, packaging, transport, waste management, safety and quality.
Speaking at the 6th CPA Economic Forum, Mr. Edward Katende, Chief Executive Officer, Uganda Agro Business Alliance, Said that financing agriculture through investing in production of seeds availing information on agriculture and use of technology can be resourceful in harnessing the value chain.
By. Leah Alupo Onyango