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Uganda’s coffee product space

This paper outlines the programs required to exploit opportunities in the growing specialty coffee market for (both Robusta and Arabicas) in USA and Europe as well as the prospects for further upgrading and integration in the global coffee value chain (GVC). 

Limited health insurance coverage amidst upsurge of non-communicable diseases in Uganda

This brief uses the 2016/17 Uganda National Household Survey (UNHS) and the World Development Indicators (WDI) to show the extent of health insurance coverage for non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

Expansion of the product space in Uganda’s dairy  value chain

This case study outlines the industrial production structure of Uganda's Dairy Value Chain, the  export and import trends in dairy products, dairy industry critical gaps and required strategic decisions to agro industrilaise the dairy sector.

Fostering a Sustainable Agro-industrialisation Agenda in Uganda

This draft presenation "Fostering a Sustainable Agro-industrialisation Agenda in Uganda" belongs to Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) and its work in progress. It  briefly explains Uganda’s Industrialisation Agenda, presents the analytical framework for Agro-industrialization, names the key players in agro industry development among others. It was first presented to select Memebers of Parliament for review. The review process is still ongoing and the end result shall be generation of a report on agro industrialization. 

Beyond input distribution: Requirements for agricultural transformation in Uganda

This policy brief highlights the key policy inconsistencies associated with; (a) skewed public financing to input distribution; (b) mismatch in quantity of planting materials distributed, and (c) unreliable extension services.

Looming Long-term Economic Effect of Climate Change on Uganda’s Coffee Industry

This Policy Brief highlights the lead pathways through which climate change is likely to negatively impact on Uganda’s coffee industry. It among others focuses on the financial effect of drought on Coffee Grades and puts forward appropriate policy recommendations. 

Harnessing Floating Cage Technology to Increase Fish Production in Uganda

This study finds that aquaculture has tremendous potential to stir growth of the fishery industry in Uganda as well as generate employment.To enable country take advantage of this opportunity, innovations capable of overcoming supply side constraints will play a critical role. 

Uganda’s Agricultural Sector at Crossroads: Is it a myth or a reality?

This report explains the persisting impediments that have constrained the transformation of the agriculture sector in Uganda. The brief offers conclusions and policy actions government should undertake to change the agricultural sector for the better. 

Country Reviews of Capacity Development: The Case of Uganda

Poorly functioning public sector institutions and weak governance are major constraints to growth and equitable development in many developing countries. This occasional paper discusses ways Uganda can address its development challenges in light of NDP and a series of poverty alleviation programmes. 

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