Mining Sub-sector in Uganda

Uganda is endowed with over 50 different types of minerals and it ranks among the countries in Africa with the biggest number of minerals although the potential for viable exploitation has not yet been established for most of the minerals. Mining currently contributes only 0.5 per cent to Gross Domestic Product. However, these are statistics […]

Investment Opportunities in Mining Sub-Sector Uganda

Mining in Uganda offers a variety of opportunities which may include: Precious Metals Gold, silver, platinum occur in all regions of Uganda. 8 million ounces of gold have been proven; further exploration will discover more potential areas for precious metals Iron ore The new airborne data led to discovery of over 160 million tonnes reserves […]

Crop Sub-sector of Uganda

The key crops include maize, millet, cassava, beans, bananas, ground nuts, sorghum, banana, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, simsim ,  rice ,  coffee, cotton, passion fruits, tobacco and tea among others.  In 2014-2016 financial years’ production and key exports included the following among others; Coffee In FY 2014/15, coffee production amounted to 3,531,200 60Kilogram bags and […]

Challenges faced by the agriculture sector

The key challenges include the following: High cost of investment/finance. Inadequate physical infrastructure to support the sector Poor farming techniques Limited access to quality farm inputs Too much relying on rain; Lack of marketing data and information Inadequate production and post harvest technologies. Inadequate disease control facilities. Lack of awareness by farmers on better farming […]

Forestry sub-sector

Uganda’s natural forests have been depleted through illegal and unsustainable harvesting practices. According to the U.N. FAO, 15.2% or about 2,988,000 ha of Uganda is forested.   Between 1990 and 2010, Uganda lost an average of 88,150 ha or 1.86% per year, leading to a loss of 37.1% of its forest cover estimated at around 1,763,000 […]

Coffee sub-sector profile

Regulatory environment Coffee in Uganda is regulated by Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) with the mandate to oversee the coffee subsector. The authority works under the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) and has a Board of Directors representing all coffee sector participants at the different levels of the coffee value chain as […]