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Video: Stepping Up Agricultural Production in Uganda

Charles Ogang Charles Ogang

Access to information is holding back agricultural production in Uganda, the President of the Uganda National Farmers Federation tells Farming First TV in a brand new interview. “Farmers need to be better informed on when to plant, how to plant and how to select the enterprises they want to get into,” he comments.

Access to markets is also a key challenge, due to inadequate infrastructure such as storage facilities and roads. Mr. Ogang’s organisation seeks to transform farmers from subsistence farmers to commercial farmers, by organising them into commodity specific groups to help boost quantity, quality and to increase buying power.

Mr Ogang ends the interview by calling upon the Ugandan government to respect its commitments when it comes to supporting the agriculture sector and “walk the talk”.

Watch more interviews with experts on Farming First TV.

Photo: Jane Sebbi, a farmer in Kamuli, Uganda. Credit: Bread for the World

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