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March 27th, 2017 / Daily Monitor, Uganda

B4FA Fellow Michael Ssali reports: Uganda targets to increase its agricultural exports to US$4 billion and to halve the labour force engaged in subsistence production from six to three million, according to the March 17 2017 edition of AGRA Harvest — a periodical publication of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa.

It revealed that agriculture is at the centre of Uganda’s push to the Middle Income Status by 2020 and it quoted the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Pius Wakabi Kasajja, as saying that the government’s goal is to transform Uganda from a predominantly peasant and low-income country to a competitive upper middle-income status. Read more