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Lessons for Uganda from the Vietnam Success Story in the Coffee Sub-Sector

This brief uses FAO time series data to show Vietnam's remarkable success in the coffee sub-sector to draw lessons for Uganda. Results reveal that the pathways to Vietnam's success story included: acreage expansion under coffee, input intensification and establishment of effective policies as strategies supported by the government.

Lessons for Uganda from Vietnam's Success Story in the Coffee Sub-Sector

Fact Sheet No. 5 looks at Vietnam's success in the coffee sub-sector, which lessons are applicable for Uganda, and the way forward for the country.

Uganda National Fertilizer Sub-Sector Development Strategy and Investment Plan (NFS)

The Uganda National Fertilizer Strategy and Investment Plan (NFS): 2015/16-2019/20 is a tool that aims at setting up a framework for guiding and promoting enhanced availability and use of fertilizer for higher agricultural productivity in Uganda.

The strategy was approved by Cabinet on May 4, 2016 together with the National Fertilizer Policy for Uganda.

Improving Youth Employment Opportunities along Maize Value Chain

The thinking from international development practitioners and government agencies is bent towards harnessing the idea of developing agricultural value chains as potential avenues for creating employment in rural areas, and poverty reduction.

Access and Use of Credit in Uganda: Unlocking the dilemma of financing smallholder farmers
The paper examines the extent of access and use of credit by small holder farmers in Uganda. Despite several interventions in agricultural financing by government, access to credit by smallholder farmers has remained very low and stagnating over the years. The paper reviews information from the various agricultural financing initiatives government has implemented over the years. 
Constraints to Agricultural Technology Adoption in Uganda: Evidence from the 2005/06 - 2009/10 Uganda National Panel Survey
The study examines the determinants of improved agricultural technologies adoption in Uganda, using a nationally representative panel data set of 1,600 farming households, collected by the Ugandan Bureau of Statistics in 2005/6 and 2009/10. 
Institutional Constraints to Agriculture Development in Uganda
This study examines the institutional constraints affecting agricultural production in Uganda. Recommendations involve reforming the land tenure system as well as the architecture of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries as a means of dealing with the major constraints.

 

Impact of the National Agricultural Advisory Services Program on Household Production and Welfare in Uganda
This paper examines the level of participation of vulnerable households (headed by females, youths or people with disabilities) in Uganda's National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) program, and the program's impact on agricultural households' access to extension services, the use of improved technologies, crop yield, the share of output sold, consumption expenditures and poverty level. 
What Factors Determine Membership to Farmer Groups in Uganda - Evidence from the Uganda Census of Agriculture 2008/9
While the Government of Uganda and its development partners are targeting farmer groups as the vehicle for agricultural development, there is limited empirical evidence on what drives membership to these groups. Using data from the Uganda Census of Agriculture 2008/09, this paper reveals low levels of membership both at individual and household levels with a marked regional dimension. The key policy variables found to influence participation in farmer groups included education attainment, distance to extension services and quality of road infrastructure. 
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