Impact of Globalization on Agriculture in Uganda Essay

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Impact of Globalization on Agriculture in Uganda
Definition:
Globalization: is a process by which regional economies, societies, and cultures have become integrated through a global network of communication, transportation, and trade.
Globalization according to Webster’s Dictionary, means: “to make worldwide in scope or application”. Globalization can be viewed as the integration of inputs and outputs into global markets, sharing of information and knowledge, and promulgation of rules governing such integration
The term is sometimes used to refer specifically to economic globalization: the integration of national economies into the international economy through trade, foreign direct investment, capital flows, migration, and the
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Disadvantages of globalization of agriculture in Uganda.
 Mismatched Information systems: though there is accessibility to information, this information is still very low to the farmers; this effort is still new and has not yet proved effective. The overall reality is that the rural coffee farmer in Uganda is not yet effectively connected to any effective information systems to be able to benefit from globalization – hence the perpetual vulnerability that continues among Ugandan coffee farmers.

 Lack of national negotiators in WTO: because WTO sets conditions to which member countries are supposed to abide by. The process of arriving at these conditions involves consultations of sorts. The biggest constraint facing poor countries in this connection is that they have few qualified negotiators that are able to articulate a favorable position for their countries. The result includes poor interpretation of the WTO protocols, which leads to poor policy formulation. Today Uganda actually lacks a clear trade policy.

 Unfair trading arrangements enslaving the majority and benefiting the minority powerful

Since the larger manufacturing companies are already enjoying economies of large production; these giants easily force small manufacturing firms in less developed countries out of business once they enter the markets where the small firms operate.

 Under

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