Food Security in rural areas in Uganda:
– What are the opportunities in the sector
– How to increase per capita agricultural output and productivity in order to benefit the average rural dweller and provide a sufficient supply of food for the country.
• Ugandan agriculture is characterized by low productivity subsistence farming, primitive techniques, shifting cultivation, and labor scarcity during the peak agricultural season. Though traditionally land has been less scarce in Africa, population growth has caused land to become scarcer, and production has been shifting towards small owner-occupied plots, as opposed to communal shifting cultivation.