Cotton production in Uganda face a number of challenges some of which are that:
In some areas of production such as Tororo, lcumi, Pallisa and Katakwi soils are
Land preparation is mostly by hand and is very tedious and expensive. Not all the
Small-scale farmers have access to tractors, though a fair number can afford oxen.
Weed control is also done by the hand hoe and takes much of the farmers' time
Pests are a nuisance and difficult to control
These factors often contribute to the low yields that farmers get, although the quality of
Uganda's cotton is high in the International market.
This three-year project funded by the National resources Institute (NRI) and run by
Serere Agricultural Research institute (SARI) intends to investigate further and
demonstrate on-farm, the importance of IPM and ICPM in trying to answer some of these