Publication: Agriculture for Inclusive Growth in Uganda
Agriculture is critical for sustainable development and poverty reduction, and agricultural growth can be a powerful means for inclusive growth. Uganda's success in using agriculture for development and inclusive growth will depend on a variety of factors, some of which are within the sector, some are cross-cutting and general to the economy, and some are outside Uganda's sphere of influence, such as the global and regional price development of agricultural commodities. This policy note focuses on those factors that Ugandan policymakers can influence, both within and outside the direct mandate of agricultural policymakers. The key policy question in the Ugandan context is how to shift as many farmers as possible out of subsistence agriculture into commercial agriculture. During the past two decades, a diverse array of initiatives has promoted the commercialization of smallholder agriculture in Uganda. This policy note presents major interventions needed to accelerate agricultural commercialization. This policy note is part of the larger analytical work carried out by the World Bank on inclusive growth in Uganda. It therefore feeds into that larger effort. This note does not deal with migration from rural to urban areas because that topic is covered in other notes.
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“Zorya, Sergiy; Kshirsagar, Varun; Gautam, Madhur; Odwongo, Willy; Sebudde, Rachel. 2012. Agriculture for Inclusive Growth in Uganda. Inclusive Growth Policy Note;2. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/27436 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”