Potato production can increase at less cost

Media: Daily Monitor

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) ranks Irish potato as the eighth most important food crop in Uganda. It is also a cash crop with high potential for raising smallholder farmers’ income and strengthening food security. According to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) Uganda produced 154,435 metric tonnes of Irish potato in 2008/9 with an average yield of 4.7 tonnes per hectare.