Uganda is the second largest producer of bananas after India. More than 75% of all farmers grow bananas, the country’s staple food. Depending on the region, Ugandans eat as much as 1 kg of bananas a day, mainly cooking bananas that were domesticated in the Great Lakes region.
More information is available on Musapedia, an online collaboratively built and peer-reviewed compendium of knowledge on bananas, which has a section on banana-producing countries, including one on Uganda. The purpose of these pages is to provide access to relevant statistics and describe the country’s banana-based systems as well as the factors that constrain their productivity and sustainability.
Everyone with information to share can edit these pages. All you need to do to be allowed to edit or create a page is to register to the ProMusa website. Participating in this effort will help ensure that the information about banana production in Uganda is both accurate and up-to-date.