Agricultural production in Uganda is mainly dominated by smallholder farmers engaged in food and industrial crops, forestry, horticulture, fishing and livestock farming. However the Agriculture sector experiences challenges such as adverse climate variability and most communities depend on subsistence agriculture. The current yields are meager and non-diversified. The multiple stresses have risen from current climatic hazards, poverty and unequal access to resources, food insecurity, globalization trends (including impact of COVID19). Due to unpredictable rain patterns, floods, prolonged dry spells, and drought the agricultural methods employed are usually not effective to grow sufficient crops and raise livestock.
We are looking out for ideas or solutions that will change the status quo on agricultural practices related to production in a transformative way that multiplies yields and increases access to high-quality inputs, while making production more efficient and sustainable, promote diversification, improve farming practices, facilitate access to markets among others. Other areas of innovation could be value-addition through processing, storage; transport, e-commerce and other digital solutions.
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