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Title: Towards a National Policy on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in Uganda: The Need and Justification

Date Published: 2006
Author/s: NARO
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Plant genetic resources for food and agriculture constitute one of the most
important resource for achieving many of Uganda's major development goals
including poverty eradication, food security and rural transformation. These
resources provide the major raw material for the different agricultural
enterprises which are the backbone of Uganda's economy. Over 80% of the
rural populace in Uganda depend on these resources for their livelihood
including meeting their food, animal feed, heath and cultural needs. Plant
genetic resources-based activities also provide the bulk of employment
opportunities to rural communities and thus constitute the main source of
income for the majority of the people in Uganda.