Farming in Uganda, Agriculture

Welcome to the complete guide to farming in Uganda. From farmers to dealers, seeds  and seedlings, exports of agriculture, taking care of your garden, veterinary products, anti pests and so much more.

goat rearing in Uganda

Goat Rearing in Uganda, Tips, Price & Breeds

Farming has taken a big part of Uganda’s economy and it has greatly impacted on the livelihoods of the people positively. Goat rearing can be done for meat as the…

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passion fruit in uganda

Passion Fruit Growing in Uganda

Passion fruits are known to be one of the most highly paid for fruits in Uganda and they are quite easy to grow. The passion fruit is a perennial fruits…

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fish farming uganda

Fish farming in Uganda

Fish farming has become one of the most lucrative businesses around Uganda. There are different types of fish that can be reared and they include the Nile perch, Tilapia and…

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cocoa growing

Cocoa growing in Uganda

Cocoa growing in Uganda is growing at a fast rate due to the increased market in Uganda but most especially outside Uganda. The crop is estimated to be grown on…

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cabbages uganda

Cabbage Growing in Uganda, Market & Yields Per Acre

Cabbage is a vegetable grown on either a small scale or a large scale in Uganda and it is grown for mostly the growing market for the vegetable and for…

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poultry farming uganda

Poultry Farming in Uganda

Poultry in Uganda is carried because of different and various reasons. Some people do poultry because for eggs while others do poultry for the meat. It can be done on…

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rabbits uganda

Rabbit Farming in Uganda, Rearing Tips, Farmers Association, Market, Urine, Feeds & Cages

It is very easy to start a commercial rabbit farming business since these are small animals and setting up housing for them is not all that difficult although there are…

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local chicken in Uganda

Local Chicken Farming in Uganda, Rearing Tips

Local chicken is a bit easy to rear now days compared to the past since they can now reproduce with less management and can survive on their own. There are…

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rice growing in Uganda

Rice growing in Uganda

Rice is a cereal and it is grown mostly in wetlands. I the past few years, it has become a popular food in the country and s preferred by most…

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piggery uganda

Pig Farming in Uganda, How To Rear Pigs, Markets, Breeds and Care

The largest economy in Uganda enjoys pork on a daily basis in the different parts of the country and this has made piggery a more lucrative venture and many people…

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Mushroom Growing in Uganda,Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda

Mushroom Growing in Uganda ,Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda How Do I grow Mushrooms? Mushrooms have been a well known and traditional delicacy in the African setting. It is a very…

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Green House Farming

Green House Farming Green house farming has existed since some time back now. Sighting an example of the Romans who grew vegetables in glasses as a way of conserving the…

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Uganda Bee Keeping, Equipments, Manufacturers and Trainers

 Bee Keeping Equipment Manufacturers in Uganda Bee Equipment Manufacturer & Trainer Guarry Road Kawempe 2061,Kampala Kampala 071-2567395, 071-2161250 Malaika Honey Musajalumbwa Road Mengo 34782,Kampala Kampala 078-2178097 Kanyike Charles 40,Nakasongola Nakasongola…

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Uganda Tea Estates and Growers, Processors, Blenders and Exporters

Tea Estates,Growers ,Processors and Exporters in Uganda Toro & Mityana Tea Co. Ltd. 8 Burton Street Mitchell Cotts Building 6641,Kampala Kampala 041-4259885 Kijura Tea Estate 58,Fort Portal Fort Portal 0483-422636,…

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Uganda Flowers, Floriculture, Where to Buy Flowers, Kampala, Entebbe, Jinja, Flower Exporters

Who are the Floral dealers in Uganda;Flower companies in Uganda? Where can I buy flowers in Uganda? African Agro Industries (U) Ltd.(Office) Bombo Road Gathani Building 2681,Kampala Kampala 041-4619932 Kajjansi…

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Uganda Fish Processors, Exporters, Fishing Equipment and Aqua culture

Fish Processors and Exporters in Uganda;Directory and Guide Greenfields Uganda Ltd. Entebbe 1931,Kampala Kampala 041-4320716, 041-4321141 Tropical Fish Industries Ltd. 40 – 41 Sir Apollo Kagwa Road Makerere 10702,Kampala Kampala…

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Uganda Animal Feeds, Chicken, Cows, Poultry and more

Suppliers and Dealers in Animal and Poultry Feed in Uganda Ugachick Poultry Breeders Ltd. 1 Old Kampala Road Chicken House 12337,Kampala Kampala 041-4250341, 041-4251957 CHUDAHPET 17 Cooper Road Kisementi –…

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Agricultural Research in Uganda, Research Firms and Consultancy in Agriculture

A Guide to Agricultural Research Institutions in Uganda National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) 1 – 3 Lugard Avenue NARO Building 295,Wakiso Wakiso 041-4320512, 041-4320178, 041-4320341 International Potato Center 106 Katirima…

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Farming in Uganda, Agriculture

Welcome to the complete guide to farming in Uganda. From farmers to dealers, seeds  and seedlings, exports of agriculture, taking care of your garden, veterinary products, anti pests and so…

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Agricultural Engineering in Uganda

Sustainable Agricultural engineering in Uganda One of the major contributors to the society and the economy since way back in life is Agriculture. For centuries people have engaged in crop…

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Uganda Agricultural Development and Support Services

Where can I access Agricultural Development and Support Services in Uganda? Uganda Crop Industries Ltd. 14 Parliament Avenue Jubilee Insurance Centre 7666,Kampala Kampala 041-4233362/3 National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) 1…

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Uganda Fertilizers Suppliers, Imports and Exports

Who are the Fertilizer Dealers and Suppliers in Uganda? Allied Chemicals Ltd. 2566 Kampala 041-42545480 asbk@spacenetuganda.com Evergreen International (U) Ltd. 21 Entebbe Road 33991,Kampala Kampala 041-4252914 Cooper Uganda Ltd 41/43…

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Uganda farming guide.

Uganda Commodity Exchange

4 Jinja Road Social Security House, 1st Floor Nort 2215,Kampala Kampala

031-2262922, 041-4345678

Uganda Crop Industries Ltd.

14 Parliament Avenue Jubilee Insurance Centre 7666,Kampala Kampala

041-4233362/3

Esco (U) Ltd.

26 Wampewo Avenue Kololo Bakwanye House 7892,Kampala Kampala

031-2261601, 075-2755070

Outspan Enterprises Ltd.

8 to 10 Nkrumah Road Uganda House 6350,Kampala Kampala

041-4344959

Magric (U) Ltd.

103 Jinja Road Lugogo 3218,Kampala Kampala

041-4232100

Uganda Tea Association

Jinja Road Lugogo Showgrounds Excel Building 4161,Kampala Kampala

041-4576498, 041-4220354, 041-4380105

Tatgem (U) Ltd.

110 Bukoto Street 24185,Kampala Kampala

Buiga Farm Industries Ltd.

Diamond Trust Building 3rd Floor 4089,Kampala Kampala

031-2273981, 077-2702372

Uganda Commercial Aloe-Vera Farmers’ Association

34 Rashid Khamis Road 6179,Kampala Kampala

041-4345737

AT Uganda Ltd.

1 Muwafu Road Ntinda 8830,Kampala Kampala

041-4285803

Black herbals at the Source of the Nile, UG Ltd.

P.O. Box 29974

256 782 917 902

Importance of agriculture:

Agriculture has a number of roles it plays in our lives. It is the basis to avail food to humanity and animals thus sustaining our lives. Chances of surviving agriculture would be very counted if we did not have agriculture because both man and animals would definitely die of starvation.  Because of this, many people, researchers and policy makers have picked interest in agriculture because of its great significance to humanity.
Food:

For any country on this planet seeking to be entirely independent, they should be able to provide sufficient food for their citizens. And it only through engaging in the different agricultural practices that countries can meet the food demands of their people. By practicing crop and animal husbandry, countries will be able to acquire all necessities to feed their people. For that reason therefore, agriculture has provided all the necessary food supplements to nourish our bodies and keep us disease free.

Additionally agriculture is a reliable source of energy, for instance trees and other plants are cut for firewood. Also Bio-fuels are some of the latest discovery that provide us with energy.
Economic driver and poverty reduction:

Various parts of the world particularly the developed and still struggling economies, you will discover that the main backbone of their economy is agriculture. And it provides the largest percentage of employment opportunities in such countries. In addition to direct farming, various people are involved in processing industries and other agriculture related industries. Agriculture has greatly helped in eradicating poverty through providing employment and above all food.  In many developing countries, their major export and chief foreign currency earner are agricultural produces.
Ecosystem:

Surprisingly, agriculture destroys and preserves the ecosystem. The level of destruction depends on the amount of activities taking place in a particular locality. The increasing population growth has led to greater demand for room for agriculture activities leading to an increase in the level at which forests and other vegetation are being cleared. Overgrazing plus deforestation have interfered with the ecosystem.
For instance, as we all know various grass species make up animal pastures. When animals over graze on a particular piece of land, the feed on the edible and leave behind the non-edible. It being that all the various grass species compete for the same nutrients, they can co-exist in the same ecosystem given that no species has an advantage over the other. But because of over grazing, the now-edible will stand out more advantageous than the edible grasses, thus causing them to die out thus changing the entire eco-system.
Destroying the atmosphere:

Intensive modern agriculture involves use of production, large financial investments and labor. This modern farming has resulted into environmental pollution by by erosion, water poisoning through release of chemicals into the water table and release of agricultural chemical fumes into the atmosphere.
Additionally there has been an increase of green house gasses into the environment. These gases have greatly contributed to global warming, by depleting the ozone layer. So unless we practice sustainable agriculture, our atmosphere will be negatively impacted.

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