COMMERCIAL CITRUS GROWING IN UGANDA
Today the citrus producing regions occupy a belt roughly extending around the world to approximately thirty-five degrees North and South of the equator. Most of the major citrus growing regions of the world are found in sub-tropical climates which seem to favour citrus production more than a strictly tropical environment. Due to the improvement in transportation facilities and the increasing demand for fruit products, citrus growing has grown into a prosperous industry. World production now stands at about 460 000 000 boxes of citrus fruit, representing more than 15 000 000 tons. Half of these fruits are produced in the USA, one quarter in Central and South America and one quarter in the Mediterranean area, Japan, South Africa and Australia. No truly tropical countries are currently listed among the leading world citrus producers.