Uganda's fragile recovery is jeopardized by recent tensions in the North where poverty is double the national average. Sorghum, millet and groundnut are major food crops in drier Northern Uganda. Improving smallholder agriculture and creating new agribusiness opportunities could lift many households out of poverty. Understanding the constraints from the field to the fork along each crop value chain will give insights to research and development priorities for the years to come.
>80% - Share of women employed in agriculture in Uganda
38% - Share of Uganda's population living on less than $1.25 a day
77% - On-farm sesame production sold in Ugandan markets [ref]
46% - Groundnut farmers in Uganda aware of improved varieties [Mugisha 2014]