8 PROBLEMS FACING COTTON FARMING IN UGANDA

8 PROBLEMS FACING COTTON FARMING IN UGANDA
  • The elnino weather phenomenon which affects the quality of cotton especially in Eastern Uganda as it was in 2007.
  • Political instabilities like in Kasese ADF invasions, Kony wars which affected west Nile cotton producers.




  • Amin’s expulsion of Indians and Asians in 1970s which hindered cotton processing.
  • Occurrence of prolonged drought in major cotton growing districts of Uganda affects cotton growth.
  • Limited farming implements and inputs such as hoes, ox-ploughs and improved seed varieties.
  • Inefficient transport network since most cotton growers are located in remote areas which are inaccessible limiting cotton transportation to processing plants and market.
  • Pests and diseases like boll weavils and cotton strainer bugs which destroy the quality of cotton.
  • Monoculture which has led to soil exhaustion and low yields.




  • Competition from other cotton producing countries like USA’s south, for market
  • There is a general shortage of funds by the government of Uganda and this has limited research to produce good cotton varieties which are more valuable.

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