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Developing contract farming systems in Uganda

Terefe Ademetegn Lemma,
Dr Wilberforce Kisamba-Mugerwa
Introduction Collective action remains the only effective means deployed by smallholder farmers in Uganda to have access to markets and reduce transaction costs. These have varied from cooperative societies to various forms of farmer groups in an effort to have access to farm inputs, markets and processes. However, weak institutions, political interference and internal inefficiencies weakened the cooperative movement and it was left highly stigmatised among the potential farmer co- …