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IITA-Uganda (Kampala)

Banana, Cassava, Yam, Maize, Coffee, Cocoa, Rice, Sorghum, Groundnut(peanut), Potato, Wheat, and Vegetables

Uganda is a landlocked country that borders Central Africa and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the West, Kenya to the East, South Sudan to the North, and Tanzania to the South. It has a tropical climate with two dry seasons (December to February, June to August) and semiarid ecology in the northeast.

Agriculture is one of the most important sectors in Uganda; it employs approximately 69% of the population and contributes nearly a quarter of the GDP. The main agricultural crops include grains, sugarcane, cotton, tea, and coffee which accounts for 20% of total export earnings and a third of foreign exchange earnings. Under the National Development Plan 2, there is an emphasis on agro processing and value addition of traditional cash crops mainly in cotton ginning, tea processing, coffee hauling, and tobacco handling.

IITA has been in Uganda for the last 25 years.

Quick Facts

Capital: Kampala

Currency: Ugandan shilling

Area (total): 241,038 km2

Population: 41.9 million people (World Bank 2016)

Contact us

Regina Kapinga
Country Representative

+256 0414285060/4

IITA Uganda, Plot 15 Naguru East Road, PO Box 7878, Kampala, Uganda

Janet Anyango
Station Administrator

  256 (0) 392 785060 / 414 285060/4

IITA Uganda, Plot 15 Naguru East Road, PO Box 7878, Kampala, Uganda