AGOA policy awareness and its impact on the agro processing and marketing industry in Uganda: A case of Wakiso farmers’ associations.
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The research investigated the AGOA policy awareness and its impact on the agro-processing and marketing industry in Uganda; Wakiso district. Data was collected by use of self-administered questionnaire and an interview guide. Data was analysed using the SPSS computer Package. Results showed that the farmers and administrators are interested in knowing and benefiting from the policy but they are not aware of it and therefore the AGOA policy has had no impact on the agro-processing and marketing industry in Wakiso district. The findings also revealed that the overall management of the policy was still lacking since the expected beneficiaries of the policy, the poor people at grass root level had not benefited yet from the policy. The emerging ethical issues such were identified and suggestions were give of how to overcome the problems accruing from them.It was later concluded that the dissemination of AGOA information as well as other agriculture based strategies is important for the success of the policy in order for the people to benefit from it before the end of the access period.