Agriculture can end Uganda’s job problem, says new study

Effort. Farmers in a garden in Tegotkwera Village, Agoro Sub-county in Lamwo District, last year. PHOTO BY TOBBIAS JOLLY OWINY

What you need to know:

  • Concern. However, the researchers said this can be made possible with more investment in the sector.
  • Methodology. The study was conducted using a mixed methods approach based on cross-sectional survey design.

Lira. Agriculture, if fully embraced, can save Uganda from the current youth unemployment crisis, a new study has said.
According to the study, which was conducted by Advance Afrika, an NGO, in Lira, Soroti and Abim districts in 2018, the agricultural sector is a potential source of jobs for the growing number of Ugandan youth.

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