Seeds are the source of life, and form the basis of crop farming. Seeds and planting materials are undoubtedly one of the most essential inputs in any agricultural production system. Agriculture is one of the most important sectors in Uganda’s economy. In addition to providing food for majority of the people in Uganda, the agriculture sector employs over 70 per cent of Uganda’s working population, contributes over 20 per cent to the country’s GDP and accounts for over 45 per cent of Uganda’s export earnings. The agriculture sector also provides the inputs used in most of Uganda’s industries; majority of which are agro-based. Without the use of quality seeds, Uganda’s agriculture sector cannot reach its full potential in contributing to national economic growth and development.
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