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Title:The Geography of Tea and Sugar Production in Uganda: Some Comparisons and Contrasts
Author:O'Conner, A.M.
Periodical:East African Geographical Review
Geographic term:Uganda
cane sugar
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
Abstract:Tea and sugar cane occupy only a very small proportion of all cultivated land in Uganda, but both make a substantial contribution to the cash economy and both are of increasing importance today. Although Uganda accounts for much less than 1% of the world production of both sugar and tea, it is one of the more important African producers of both commodities. Although the basis of production is very similar, the same is not true of the distribution of the two crops within the country. The only feature which they have in common is a concentration into very limited areas of intensive production, in contrast to the much more widely spread pattern of coffee and cotton cultivation. The author first considers the factors which affect the importance of the two crops in Uganda compared with that in other countries and thereafter concentrates primarily, upon the distribution within Uganda. References and Notes tables; figures.