Uganda’s export-led growth needs recasting

were taught in economics that countries should specialize on one product in
which they have a comparative advantage – or are most cost effective – and
trade surplus to get what they do not produce. That way specialization and
exchange would make everyone better off.

administrations in Africa implemented this philosophy with vigor ending
time-tested and sustainable traditional systems of mixed cropping and rotations
which not only ensured crops ripening at different times and guaranteeing food
security but also protecting the environment and fertilizing soils.