Despite its recent political stability, Uganda remains a very poor country. Coffee is the country’s primary crop – it’s the largest global export after oil, and the livelihoods of 3.5 million families depend on some way on the coffee industry.
Plantwise has helped thousands of Ugandan farmers to manage their crop health problems since 2005, when the first four pilot plant clinics were established in the Mukono, Iganga and Soroti districts. The value of the clinic has been recognised by the government’s Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), which has made the Plantwise programme a part of its five-year plan.
Knowledge Bank page for Uganda