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Byline: Joseph Bonyo
Food shortage in Africa can be eliminated by linking small farmers with private enterprise, a cabinet minister has said.
According to Uganda's Agriculture minister Hope Mwesigye, food shortage occurs due to poor distribution methods and this can be solved through public-private partnerships.
At a meeting in Entebbe, Uganda on Tuesday, Ms Mwesigye said cross-border agricultural trade needs to be strengthened.
Currently, small-holder farmers in the Comesa and EAC region still carry out subsistence agriculture whereas regional integration has opened up the market.
"Few farmers have adopted modern day technology to boost …