Uganda’s push for local content to boost production jobs and incomes is starting to bear fruit for the agribusiness sector.
It has emerged that in the past three years, relief agencies that buy grain in bulk have procured more food locally.
Since 2015, for example, the World Food Programme has spent about $30 million per year buying grain locally.
As the volumes of grain bought rise and the value it fetches improves for farmers who produce high quality grain, this could spur more interest and unlock the potential of agriculture whose contribution to Uganda’s gross domestic product has stagnated at just over 20 per cent. Read more. Source | East African