Tobacco

Tobacco is one of the most controversial agricultural products in the worldbecause of the health risks it poses to producers and consumers. Despite this controversy global Tobacco consumption standards at over 1 billion cigarettes per day according to the World Health Organization. The consumption is projected to reach 1.6 billion cigarettes per day by 2025. […]

Tea in Uganda

Uganda is known to have a favourable climate for tea growing. The Tea plant which was introduced in the country by 1900 had by mid 1950’s Tea become Uganda’s main estate crop.   Uganda has only exploited about 10% of its potential for tea growing and has about 21,000 ha of land under tea growing.  Uganda […]

Flower Farming

IntroductionFloriculture is a major global industry in both developing and developed countries. Global trade volume is estimated to be worth more than $100bn per annum. The main players are divisible into producers in developing countries and consumers in developed countries, including many in Africa. The major consumer markets are Germany (22%), the US (15%), France […]

Pineapple

The pineapple is a popular fruit consumed either in the form of slices of the fresh fruit or as juice.  There is increasing   urban fruits consumers demand for properly packed fresh pineapple packs. There are no large-scale pineapple growers at present and pineapple is produced exclusively as a smallholder crop. Uganda has two seasons of […]

Finger millet

Finger millet is a valuable source of food and income for thousands of families across the country. Millet is mainly grown in Northern, Eastern and some parts of Western Uganda.  It is grown by the households on a small-scale basis using hoes and pangas as the main tools of farming. Millet production volumes could go […]

Oil and Gas Sector in Uganda

Oil reserves Uganda discovered oil deposits worth 2.5 billion barrels in the Albertine Rift Basin in 2006 and since then country has discovered more oil deposits with the updated estimates of  oil reserves  now  standing  at about 3.5 billion barrels. It is important to that the reserves are only  from 40% of the Albertine Graben […]