Iganga is a rural district located in the Busoga sub-region of the Eastern Region, Uganda. The chief town, Iganga, started life as a one street town but has become one of the fastest growing towns in the country. The capital’s road connections with Kampala have helped local trade and accelerated its economy.
The most popular economic activity is subsistence farming, with excess product sold on in nearby urban centres. Main crops include coffee, maize, potatoes, mangoes, papayas, pineapples, sweet bananas and soy beans. The district also supplies large amounts of sugarcane to the Kakira Sugar Factory in the neighbouring district of Jinja.