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Mr Julius Okello Awany, a farmer in Uganda, fixes a nozzle of the sprinkler irrigation pump. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

By Daily Nation

With mild temperatures and two rainy seasons in most parts of the country that allow for multiple crop harvests, investors consider Uganda’s agricultural potential among the best in Africa.

So smitten by the land was Winston Churchill that he named it the Pearl of Africa.

A 2019 publication by the US-based Export.Gov, which quotes figures from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), says Uganda has the potential to feed 200 million people.

The report notes that more than 80 per cent of the country’s land is arable, but only 35 per cent is under cultivation.

Uganda produces a wide range of foods including coffee, tea, sugar, livestock, poultry, palm oil, simsim, groundnuts, cotton, tobacco, bananas, maize, beans, cassava, sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, millet, sorghum, cocoa, fruits and vegetables. Read more>>


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