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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.

The Seed Potato Gap in Uganda: An Investment Opportunity, and a Challenge for Value edition

This brief  analyses the seed potato supply gaps in the Kigezi region with the intention of informing investment decisions and shaping the formulation of a sub-regional potato zonal investment plan (ZIP).

Informality of Actors and its Implications for Potato Value Chain Upgrading in Uganda

This brief summarizes findings of a potato value chain study on the; level of informality, size of operation and the length of relationships between the processors, traders and other value chain players. The study reveals that most potato value chain actors operate on a very small scale and are informal- not registered and unlicensed.

Indicative Lost Income Due to Limited Technology Use in Irish Potato Production

This brief uses Irish potato as a case study, to demonstrate how agricultural transformation through crop intensification (improvements in yield) can contribute to growth in the local economy of the Kigezi sub-region in Uganda; dependent on Irish potato production.

This brief is extracted from a study on cage culture and aquaculture park technologies in Uganda conducted by EPRC and National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI). The brief demonstrates that favorable and bullish international fish prices have supported steady foreign exchange earnings to Uganda, amidst declining volumes of fish exports

The National Fertilizer Policy  for Uganda synthesizes the fragmented policies of the Government on fertilizer into a single coherent whole.

It intends to support the sub-sector in ensuring that the fertilizer industry provides affordable and accessible fertilisers to farmers for increased and sustainable agriculture productivity and farm incomes

The report presents proceedings of a meeting that discussed policy options to stimulate private sector investments in climate-resilient rice value chains in Uganda. The meeting held on February 4, 2016, was organized by EPRC in collaboration with the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) and Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.

Targeting right: Regional variation in food crop commercialization

Focusing on the five major crops in Uganda, this policy brief provides evidence on the variation in regional food crop commercialization.It provides evidence in support of the commodity focused approach of targeting specific crops in selected agricultural zones

Why have majority of farmers in Uganda remained in subsistence?

This brief shows that for small holder farmers in Uganda, food self-sufficiency goals override the need to earn income from the market for most households in the second season. Food sufficiency goals could be addressed by improving crop productivity and storage.

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