Mildred Barungi joined the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) in May 2011 as a Research Analyst. She is currently working as a Research Fellow. She holds a degree of philosophy (PhD) in Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Previously, Mildred worked with the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and Environmental Management Associates (EMA) Consult Ltd, where she gained experience in program monitoring and evaluation, conducting both desk-based and field-based research and analysing data using STATA. She has researched and published in the areas of transaction costs, agricultural technology adoption, impact assessment and policy evaluation.

At EPRC, Mildred has been involved in undertaking research on value chain analysis, program impact evaluation, program budget, benefit incidence and cost effectiveness analysis, among others. Mildred is a member of the Uganda Economics Association (UEA), International Association of Agricultural Economist (IAAE) and African Growth and Development Policy Modelling Consortium (AGRODEP).

Mildred Barungi: publications

Farmers’ information seeking behaviour patterns are crucial in informing the design of extension activities to enable farmers to obtain the required information from fewer sources.

How Farming Practices Should Shape Single Spine Agriculture Extension Service Provision in Uganda

Uganda’s effort to mitigate rising food insecurity and meet income needs using prevailing farming practice is unsustainable. A transformation in agricultural production and productivity is needed.

Uganda’s Agricultural Extension Systems: How Appropriate is the Single Spine Structure?

Despite well-intended interventions in agricultural extension reforms, a large number of smallholder farmers and other vulnerable groups remain unreached by the various public extension systems, and the private sector plays only a limited role.

Insufficient supply of improved seed is a core constraint to intensification in rice production.

Why Strong Farmer Groups are Ideal in the Marketing of Rice in Eastern Uganda

Avenues for marketing rice in three districts of Butaleja, Tororo, and Bugiri in Eastern Uganda are studied based on data collected from a community and market survey

Mildred Barungi

Mildred BarungiResearch Fellow


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