Farming continues to be a major source of income in Uganda, employing around 65% of the working population and accounting for a quarter of the gross domestic product, yet only half of 18 to 30-year-olds find quality work in agriculture.
However, the sector has been severely hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic. The disruption to global supply chains has limited access to inputs, and farmers markets due to travel and transport restrictions.
Uganda’s tech-savvy youth population could help address some of the challenges facing the sector. Born into an entirely digital world, Uganda’s Generation Z is at the forefront of a new era of disruptive, digital technologies. This small but emerging start-up scene is responding to major challenges across Uganda, including agriculture.
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