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Reform land policy to boost agriculture - report

Published on May 14, 2015

Uganda must make further reforms to the current land policies if the country wants increased agricultural production and productivity to alleviate conflicts and food insecurity, a new independent study has recommended.

The study was carried out by the Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF) – an independent lobby group for smallholder farmers in nine regional countries that include; Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and the Kivu region of DR Congo.

The research was done in the East African Community (EAC) states of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.

Titled East Africa Community Agricultural Climate Index Benchmark and Economic Analysis, the study notes that although 70% of the land in Uganda is designated as agricultural, its efficiency in terms of productivity remains low. Read more. Source | New Vision