Open Access Review Article

Uganda Agriculture Human Capacity Development: Organic 3.0 Agriculture Gap and Need Analysis

Ayodele A Otaiku*

Ph.D. Scholar Faculty of Social science, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Port Harcourt, Choba, Port Harcourt, Rivers states, Nigeria.

Corresponding Author

Received Date: November 03, 2020;  Published Date: July 28, 2021


Uganda agriculture is endowed with fertile soils and agro-ecology climate for agricultural potentials development. The agriculture sector remains the backbone of Uganda’s economy and it is a source of livelihood for most of the population. It contributes to 72% of the total labour force, 25.3% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), and it accounts for 54% of total export earnings and 66% of the country’s working population is engaged in agriculture where 83% are women. Organic 3.0 agriculture practice will enable development of sustainable farming systems and markets based on organic principles driven by innovation, best practice, integrity, collaboration, holistic systems, and value driven pricing to increase overall productivity and quality for sustainable development. The farming systems are: Intensive banana-coffee lakeshore system, medium altitude intensive banana-coffee system, western banana-coffee-cattle system, banana-millet cotton system, annual cropping and cattle Teso system, annual cropping and cattle West Nile system, annual cropping and cattle Northern system, pastoral and some annual crops system, and montane systems. Savannah Shea tree has great potentials for shea butter industry and the shea cake waste converted to biofertilizer and biopesticides production for re-generative agriculture development in Uganda.


Keywords: Biofertilizer; Biopesticide; Cattle; Cash Crops; Gap and Need Analysis; Organic 3.0 agriculture; Shea value chain development; Uganda Agriculture

Abbreviations and Acronyms:

ASSP - Agriculture Sector Strategic Plan.

CAADP - Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program.

DSIP - Development Strategy and Investment Plan.

EAC - East African Community.

GDP - Gross Domestic Product.

SGD - Sustainable Development.

MAAIF-Ministry of Agriculture, Animal

Industry and Fisheries.

NDP - National Development Plan.

NEPAD - New Partnership for Africa’s Development.

Organic 3.0 - Enable a widespread uptake of truly sustainable farming systems and markets based on organic principles and imbued with a culture of innovation, of progressive improvement towards best practice, of transparent integrity, of inclusive collaboration, of holistic systems, and of true value pricing.

UGX - Ugandan shilling.

UNAP - Uganda Nutrition Action Plan.

UBOS - Uganda Bureau of Statistics.

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