The Agricultural Sector is the most important sector in Uganda with the
largest source of Uganda?s export earnings (40% FY 2012/13). The sector
(production) currently employs 66% of Uganda?s working population,
which is a reduction from the traditional 70-80% indicating that more of
the work force is shifting to the services and agro processing sub sectors.
The sector contributes 23% to total GDP largely accounted for by
increased cash and food crop and production.
Uganda has the unrivaled potential to be the food basket of the East
African Community, as well as the Great Lakes regions, with the capacity
to export processed food stuffs to the wider COMESA economic bloc if
more investment is targeted at processing more of the agro products.