An analysis of the Agro-industry in Uganda and its role in economic development
Makerere Institute of Social Research
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Uganda's major industry is agriculture and most non-farm production and service is related to agriculture. Nearly ninety per--cent of the population lives in rural areas. A large share of the industrial employment in centres like Jinja and Kampala is in agricultural processing and service industry. The development of agro-industrial setup certainly facilitates the training of workers. Such training in effect enhances economic mobility in the direction of urbanization. This in turn will fundamentally affect both the family organization and industrial relations in the society. The importance of understanding the moving forces of such structural changes in the process of change and development cannot be over-emphasized. Within the nexus' of the agro-industrial development areas' the special problem connected with the so called 'target workers and their relations with the 'host' group. Connected with this relationship- is the issue; of the land tenure system which all affect the productivity of agriculture.