Impact of Globalization on Agriculture in Uganda

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Impact of Globalization on Agriculture in Uganda Definition: Globalization: is a process by which regional economies, societies, and cultures have become integrated through a global network of communication, transportation, and trade. Globalization according to Webster’s Dictionary, means: “to make worldwide in scope or application”. Globalization can be viewed as the integration of inputs and outputs into global markets, sharing of information and knowledge, and promulgation of rules governing such integration The term is sometimes used to refer specifically to economic globalization: the integration of national economies into the international economy through trade, foreign direct investment, capital flows, migration, and the…show more content…
It is argued that when liberalization is permitted to work, then producers are likely to move their production cheaper. Countries like Uganda would attract additional benefits of creating employment and by reducing the cost of transporting raw coffee, which tends to be bulky and robs the farmer of additional income.  Unrealistic expectations in capital movements. In Uganda approximately 50% do not read or write. The majority farmers are rural-based and live below the poverty line. Such people lack what it takes to cross national borders to engage in trade because they lack the basic knowledge and skills.  Weak National Policies: An example of the weak policies is with regard to efforts by government to liberalize the provision of services even further via the National Agriculture Advisory Development Services programme (NAADS). This initiative is intended to ultimately commercialise extension service delivery. Recommendations. Generally, globalization may have some positive effects. To enhance some of these positive effects, renegotiation of terms with the WTO and other trade partners is needed. This will however require benevolent, patriotic Ugandan technicians who study the WTO protocols. These should be people who adequately interpret Uganda’s reality and help to negotiate appropriately with Uganda’s development partners. Besides, they should help to develop appropriate policies that meet the requirements of the renegotiated protocols in ways
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