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Submitted by Rachel on
Thank you very much Ronald. Your views about the status of agriculture in Uganda are to the point and largely factual. Now that we know the past, the future has to be defined differently. Government has to re-cultivate the will to invest in agriculture. It is not enough to talk about the potential, without investing to exploit it. What the cooperatives achieved in empowering farmers in the past, can still be achieved by farmers coming together today, to access advisory services, transport their produce through load consolidation, and to sell their produce. The cheap railway transport must be restored, but this cannot serve the scattered farmers, some of whom require as simple as a well maintained 4 meter marrum road that does not wash away with the next season rain. to get to the collection stores or nearby market. Even the larger regional market will only be tapped if these domestic constraints, including corruption, are addressed.