Gender Policy Brief for Uganda’s Agriculture Sector
Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE)
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The Government’s vision for the agriculture sector is to transform the sector from a peasantry farming system to commercial agriculture through improved productivity and production as well as market access. This policy brief presents an analysis of gender issues in the agriculture sector in Uganda; highlights the efforts so far made by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) in addressing these issues; constraints that hinder engendering of the agriculture sector and makes policy recommendations for improvement. The analysis is based on desk review of secondary data sources including the Uganda National Household Surveys (UNHSs), analytical work undertaken by Rosette Nabumba Nayenga in 2008 and various MAAIF documents including the DSIP, Ministry Policy Statement and the budget for FY 2010/11.