Swaibu Mbowa joined the Centre as a Research Fellow in August 2011, prior to working at the centre as a Research Associate.

He holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Natal (1997); MSc (Agricultural Economics) and Bachelor of Arts (Economics/Rural Economics), both of Makerere University.  His other prior appointments include: Senior Scientist, KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture (1997); Lecturer Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Makerere University (1998); Consultant at the Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI), Wageningen in the Netherlands.

His areas of research include agricultural policy analysis, socio-economic and agribusiness development studies.

Swaibu Mbowa: publications

Looming Long-term Economic Effect of Climate Change on Uganda’s Coffee Industry

This Policy Brief highlights the lead pathways through which climate change is likely to negatively impact on Uganda’s coffee industry. It among others focuses on the financial effect of drought on Coffee Grades and puts forward appropriate policy recommendations. 

Harnessing Floating Cage Technology to Increase Fish Production in Uganda

This study finds that aquaculture has tremendous potential to stir growth of the fishery industry in Uganda as well as generate employment.To enable country take advantage of this opportunity, innovations capable of overcoming supply side constraints will play a critical role. 

Uganda’s Agricultural Sector at Crossroads: Is it a myth or a reality?

This Policy Brief explains the persisting impediments that have constrained the transformation of the agriculture sector in Uganda. The brief offers conclusions and policy actions government should undertake to change the agricultural sector for the better. 

Country Reviews of Capacity Development: The Case of Uganda

Poorly functioning public sector institutions and weak governance are major constraints to growth and equitable development in many developing countries. This occasional paper discusses ways Uganda can address its development challenges in light of NDP and a series of poverty alleviation programmes. 

The report presents results of a study that assessed the constraints and investment opportunities in different segments of Uganda’s Irish Potato value chain. Some of the challenges identified are: low technology adoption, poor quality seed, and inadequate storage facilities, limited access to financing and agro inputs. The report recommends capacity building in seed production and multiplication, channeling of credit through farmer groups and construction of farmer-managed and -controlled storage facilities, among others.

Swaibu Mbowa (PhD)

Swaibu Mbowa (PhD)Research Fellow

Email: smbowa@eprcug.org


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