Bananas/plantains rank highest amongst the most important food crops in Uganda.
Annual production is currently estimated at 8.45 million tons, accounting for 15% of
total world bananalplantain output. In Uganda, over 7 million people including 65% of
the urban population depend on the crop as their staple. It is estimated that 75% of the
farmers grow the crop on 1.3 million hectares.