The budget should show cause for the smallholder farmer

Uganda’s 2016-17 National Budget was read out recently. The smallholder farmer who forms the overwhelming majority of the 5.2 Million farming households is likely to need more attention.

There are tales of fruit processing machinery installed in some regional locations that are unutilised. Something is not right and we cannot keep blaming the farmer, maybe the implementers too need to rethink their approaches….

A move to commercial agriculture has been looked at as a necessary driver for the agriculture Sector and the economy in general. So, it is crucial to cease thinking about it as an activity that is done by farmers on large swathes of land with a lot of financial resources.

Read full article as published in the Daily Monitor here.

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