Economic Activities in the District

Like in most other Ugandan districts, agriculture forms the backbone of the district economy. Over 90% of the district population are involved in agricultural activities, with 86.6% of the population involved in some form of subsistence production. Most agricultural production is for household consumption. Some of the agricultural produce is sold, particularly maize, cassava and simsim. The main crops grown in the district include:

 

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Sorghum
  • Cassava
  • Simsim
  • Groundnuts
  • Millet
  • Maize
  • Peas
  • Beans

The Nile River is the main source of fish within the district. Some cattle, goats and chicken are kept, mostly on a subsistence level. Bee keeping, for honey production, is gaining popularity in the district.