January 5, 2016

Fake seeds force Ugandan farmers to resort to ’bronze age’ agriculture

Francisco Toro   Gangs selling counterfeit high yield seeds are trapping farmers in a cycle of poverty as crops fail. Of the many factors that keep small-scale Ugandan farmers poor, seed counterfeiting may be the least understood. Passing under the radar of the international development sector, a whole illegal industry has developed in Uganda, cheating …. Read More