Agricultural Production

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Agriculture is the dominant economic activity in the country.  According to the 2014 Census results, 80 percent of the labor force in Uganda is employed in agrsector and 77.8  percent in Luwero District of the population is aged 10 years and above.

Crops are divided into two that is, the food crops and cash crops.  The major food crops in Luwero district were, Coffee, bananas, maize, cassava, beans, Table 9.1 shows the area under major crops by Sub County. There was increased acreage in coffee plantation due to Operation Wealth Creation which has increased the distribution of more coffee seedling leading more acres being put in to use.

The sub county with the highest area in acreage under major crops was Zirobwe Sub County, followed by Kalagala then Kamira Sub County. The least area of acreage was Nyimbwa in almost all crops grown. This is aggregated to development of the sub county.