• Authored By: Madina Guloba
March 25, 2011
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  • Published March 25, 2011

Trade Opportunities from the EU-ACP EPAs: Prospects for the Flower Sub-Sector in Uganda

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. While Uganda ratified the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 1993, considerable efforts need to be put into its implementation. Trade is likely to increase with EPAs in place and this will lead to biodiversity conservation concerns amidst the need for increased production. Biodiversity concerns have been of little interest in relation to trade, thus, this policy brief focuses on cut flower production and suggests some trade options that are beneficial while mitigating biodiversity loss. The brief also proposes policies that can lead to (actionable points) for cut flower farmers and policymakers.

Date: 2011-03-25

Author: Madina Guloba & Francis Ogwal

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