The Integrated Assessment of the Potential Impact of the EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreement on Uganda's Bio-Diversity: A Case Study of the Horticulture Sector

The Integrated Assessment of the Potential Impact of the EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreement on Uganda's Bio-Diversity: A Case Study of the Horticulture Sector
With the signing of the EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) in 2009, the Government of Uganda, as a member of the ACP should endeavour to re-strategise itself to benefit from the opportunities such trading blocs create through increased trade. Uganda ratifying the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) entails the need to also focus on the influence of trade on biodiversity in general and agro-biodiversity in particular. This Integrated Assessment (IA) develops and considers various policy options for the horticulture sector in Uganda. The paper suggests that the optimal path for future trade policy in this sector would be to adopt a cautious approach in the floriculture industry and to pursue aggressive growth strategies in the fresh fruits and vegetables industry. The findings of the IA can help Uganda plan a future strategy in the context of the EPA, which avoids potential biodiversity losses while exploiting opportunities for higher incomes offered by adopting more sustainable production techniques.
Date: 2010-07-07
Author: EPRC & NEMA
File Name: Research Report2 - final 2010.pdf
File Size: 3.46 MB
File Type: application/pdf
Created Date: 07-07-2010
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