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Inflation Dynamics and Agricultural Supply Shocks in Uganda

We estimate the contribution of agricultural supply shocks to inflation in Uganda. Using monthly data for the time period January 2000 to December 2012, we develop an empirical model for inflation processes in Uganda. The model is estimated as a single equation that includes lagged vector error correction terms from the money, external, and domestic agricultural markets. 

Uganda's Tea Sub-Sector: A Comparative Review of Trends, Challenges and Coordination Failures

 The tea sector has performed far below its potential largely owing to poor coordination of activities in the sector. Uganda has about 200,000 hectares suitable for tea production, but only 14 percent (28,000 hectares) is utilised both by small holder and estate owners.

 

The Fertilizer Control Regulations 2012

The objective of the Regulations is to control and regulate the fertilizer manufacturing, storage, distribution and trade in, use, importation so as to ensure good quality fertilizers for farmers and protect private sector investment against harmful practices in the market.

Water for Agricultural Production: Planning and Investment Dilemmas in Uganda

Fact Sheet No.15 looks at the need to address water for agriculture production, the investment challenges, growing donor interest, and the way forward. 

This policy brief summarizes the results of preliminary analysis to quantify the potential farm-level and aggregate impacts of the proposed imposition of 18% value added tax (VAT) on key agricultural inputs in Uganda.

To Farm, or Not to Farm: Challenges and Prospects of Youth Employment in Agriculture in Uganda

This brief explores the underlying constraints faced by the youth in agricultural production in Uganda and proposes ways to effectively engage the youth on farm and off-farm activities. 

Smallholder Food Crop Commercialization in Uganda: Panel Survey Evidence
A number of policy initiatives in Uganda's agriculture sector have been tailored towards transforming the sector from subsistence to commercial production. Owing to this background, this paper examines the drivers of food crop commercialization in Uganda. The paper examines the seasonality of participation; provides results of two different measures to proxy commercialization, namely; the likelihood of participation, and intensity of participation, in the market for selected crops; and finally, investigates these issues using a new panel dataset for Uganda. 
Robusta Coffee Nursery Seedling Multiplication Program in Mid-Northern Uganda

Opportunities and Challenges: This policy brief focuses on the Robusta Coffee nursery seedling multiplication programme supported by the Uganda Coffee Development Authority to promote coffee farming in northern Uganda. 

 

Coffee Production a Golden Opportunity for Rural Youth Employment

Coffee is one crop production activity that has not yet been exploited fully as a promising source of employment, especially for the youth in rural Uganda. 

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