Agribusiness

Quality mars Uganda coffee

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Land fragmentation and the failure by many coffee farmers to maintain high standards, has hampered development of Uganda’s coffee sub –sector to better levels of prosperity.  Recently the African Coffee Academy (ACA) organized a Quality Management System/ Sanitary and Phytosanitary training workshop for coffee exporters, processors and farmers during which this viewpoint […]

Agribusiness

Entrepreneurship key to agricultural growth

KAMPALA, Uganda – Over the past 20 years, market opportunities for smallholder farmers have changed considerably due to the dissolution of government marketing boards, globalization and market reforms like liberalization. In many cases, this left farmers with few technical or financial services and reduced links to traditional export markets. On the other hand increasing urbanization, […]

Agribusiness

Small-scale farmers face hurdles

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Reducing poverty through improved agricultural methods in the rural areas will not happen if the government does not come up with good supportive policies for farmers.Alhaji  M. Jallow, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Country Representative in Uganda recently cautioned small-scale farmers saying depending on subsistence farming as a main source of […]

Agribusiness

Entrepreneurship can drive agriculture

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Over the past 20 years, market opportunities for smallholder farmers have changed considerably due to the dissolution of government marketing boards, globalization and market reforms like liberalization.In many cases, this left farmers with few technical or financial services and reduced links to traditional export markets. On the other hand increasing urbanization, rising […]