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September 10th, 2018 / The Observer, Uganda

Uganda needs to open up more agricultural universities and tailor the studies in line with the country’s needs if the sector is to continue being the backbone for the economy, a South African professor has said.

Prof Godwell Nhamo, the chief researcher and lecturer at the University of South Africa (UNISA), says economies that are dependent on agriculture cannot talk of fighting poverty when they do not invest in agriculture.

“If you want to eradicate poverty, you must invest in agriculture and think agriculture. Uganda, and the African continent at large, needs typical agricultural universities and the whole university curriculum needs to be disrupted,” Prof Nhamo said. Read more