Food security policy research capacity and influence
(PRCI): Harnessing inclusive rural transformation from sugarcane growing in Uganda.
This study analyses how the existing sugarcane institutional arrangements contribute to sustainable and inclusive rural transformation.
It will also analyze how existing arrangements coordinating cane production and processing enhance or hinder smallholder cane growers’ productivity and profitability and in turn their food security.
This points to the need for empirical evidence to be generated and lessons drawn to guide policy on which institutional arrangement will lead to inclusive rural transformation while fostering food security and good nutrition.
The study will also explore the specific strategies that need to be put in place to ensure that women play a visible role in the building of a strong production base for sugarcane which in turn will lead to sustainable livelihood.
The paper seeks to use descriptive, qualitative and empirical assessment of smallholder farmer out grower models in Uganda and in the major three sugarcane production regions (eastern, northern and western).