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National Fertilizer Policy for Uganda Version Considered by Cabinet May 4 2016

The National Fertilizer Policy  for Uganda synthesizes the fragmented policies of the Government on fertilizer into a single coherent whole.

It intends to support the sub-sector in ensuring that the fertilizer industry provides affordable and accessible fertilisers to farmers for increased and sustainable agriculture productivity and farm incomes

Regulatory Impact Assessment Report of the National Fertilizer Policy April 2016

The Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) postulates the likely implications, costs and benefits  of the National Fertiliser Policy. It also provides the implementation, monitoring and evalaution framework for the policy. 

Crop Intensification as a Critical Pathway for Agricultural Growth: Special Case for fertilizer

The presentation provides the costs and benefits of having a fertiliser policy endorsed for implementation in Uganda. It was delivered to the Top Policy Management of Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development on Thursday April 28, 2016 as a prerequisite for issuance of a certificate of financial implication, prior to approval of the Fertilizer Policy by Cabinet..

This paper highlights the quality concerns of inorganic fertilizers on the Ugandan market. The findings reported are based on 170 samples (in 50 kg bags and small 1-2 kg packs) of the commonly used fertilizers on the Ugandan market i.e.Urea, NPK, DAP, MOP and CAN purchased and subjected to a laboratory analysis.

Are Ugandan Farmers’ using the right quality fertilizers

This brief highlights the quality concerns of inorganic fertilizers on the Ugandan market. The findings
reported are an excerpt from a study that analysed the quality of inorganic fertilizers on the Ugandan

This Training Manual is designed to equip Extension Workers and other stakeholders with knowledge and skills on the value of fertilisers, their profitability and safe use.

The manual is learner-centred with substantial room for trainer flexibility to innovate and customize the training process to fit within the existing trainee working environment. 

The Fertilizer Control Regulations 2012

The objective of the Regulations is to control and regulate the fertilizer manufacturing, storage, distribution and trade in, use, importation so as to ensure good quality fertilizers for farmers and protect private sector investment against harmful practices in the market.

Uganda National Fertilizer Sub-Sector Development Strategy and Investment Plan (NFS)

The Uganda National Fertilizer Strategy and Investment Plan (NFS): 2015/16-2019/20 is a tool that aims at setting up a framework for guiding and promoting enhanced availability and use of fertilizer for higher agricultural productivity in Uganda.

The strategy was approved by Cabinet on May 4, 2016 together with the National Fertilizer Policy for Uganda.

The brief illustrates that increasing food prices in Uganda have had major effects of eroding people?s purchasing power especially among the low income groups. This has had significant implications for food security as people, especially the net buyers, afford less food.

Why a Fertilizer Policy for Uganda?

Declining soil fertility is cited in Uganda's Agricultural Development Strategy and Investment Plan for 2010/11-2014/15 as one of the major challenges to increasing crop production in Uganda.

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