Minister Hailed Feed the Future Uganda Agro Inputs Activity

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State Minister for Agriculture Hon. Vincent Ssempijja has commended the Feed the Future Uganda Agricultural Input Activity for efforts to improve Agricultural productivity in Uganda.

The Minister says the USAID funded project is helping refocus the agricultural sector in the country by ensuring availability and accessibility of quality agro inputs as well as fight counterfeit inputs along the different values chains.

“I want to thank the Feed the Future Uganda Agricultural Inputs Activity for this approach.” The Minister says.“They have,through encouraging the formation of pear groups such as inputs dealers associations helped create pear pressure within the industry help weed out counterfeit input.” He adds. “This self-cleansing is the way to go.” He says.

A call to action: The Minister of State for Agriculture Hon. Vincent Ssempijja addressing participants at the Rakai District Coffee Show. The Minister says counterfeit agricultural inputs are an impediment to agricultural productivity in Uganda. The Coffee Show was co-supported by Feed the Future Uganda Agricultural Inputs Activity.

The minister speaking to Journalists at the end of a one day Rakai District Coffee Show said a recent survey by the Government in conjunction with Makerere University Economic Policy Research Center shows that over 30% of all the agro inputs entering the country are adulterated while over 50% of all inputs in the country are counterfeit.

“This situation is appalling.” Laments the Hon. Minister “We must ensure that the farmer gets quality inputs to increase their productivity not only for food security but for sale to boost household incomes.”

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