Farming systems of Uganda. Uganda: - Green and fertile and….
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Farming systems of Uganda
Uganda: - Green and fertile and…. High (3.4% p.a) population growth + most peopleliving from agricultureon small (0.5-1ha) farms + low input – low output practice + weakregulatory support + lowlevels of education and capitalisation+ poorroads, electricity and weakmarkets = land tensions + lowproductivity+declining land quality+ expensive to get to market+hard to getgoodpartners/workers http://www.ambkampala.um.dk/NR/rdonlyres/649DA3FB-70D9-4B47-BDD8-8D6EE7E0B984/0/Uganda%C3%B8konomioginvesteringsmulighederbrochureApril2011.pdf
But….anoasis in the region… • Skills, markets and institutions slowlybeingbuilt • Urbanising population needfeeding (staples) • Emergingmiddleclasswantsquality and valueaddedproducts (poultry, pork, dairyproducts, fruit and vege) • Regional food deficits and improving regional tradeinfrastructureopening new marketopportunity • Import substitution by growing and processinglocally (rice, meat and dairyproducts, juices, etc) • Exportopportunities for qualityproducts – especiallycoffee and organics. • Opportunities for support and service functions (transport, storage, finance, packaging, shipping, energy, etc)
Goodopportunities… • Requirehighlevels of commitment, presence and a long term perspective • Need an understanding of the localphysical, cultural, and socio-politicalcontexts – and respect for those • Demandsgoodmultidisciplinaryskills • Need to think smart aboutmarkets • Mutually binding (JVs, supplychain, trading) relationshipsseembest • No ”fast bucks” – lots of hardwork • Alreadylots of experiencethere to helpyou