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Facilitations of the Agriculture Sector

The government of Uganda has done the following to facilitate the agriculture sector;

  • Agriculture sector received 585.3 billion shillings representing 6% of the
    entire national budget in the 2012/2013 financial year
  • Government Task Force with the participation of the donor community, put together the National Agricultural Advisory Service (NAADS) as a programme of the Government of Uganda to increase the efficiency and quality of the agricultural extension services
  • Review of legal and regulatory environment
  • The government is trying to support both the small-scale rural subsistence farmers as well as building the bridge for small scale farmers who want to go into commercial farming.
  • Decentralisation of the service to improve accuracy of needs assessment and service delivery in agriculture sector
  • The government has increased participation of farmers and shifting their role from beneficiaries of the extension process to users of high-quality advice in a demand driven market
  • Changing the role of the government from a direct provider of technical advice to a facilitator of a private market for extension in agriculture sector

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