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Reviving the grappling Education Sector: What can be done?

Statistics show that, Uganda attained its highest primary school completion rate of 63 percent in 2002, after which primary school completion rates have steadily fallen to about 56 percent in 2013

Uganda has undertaken a number of reforms in extension service provision, ranging from a commodity-focused extension system in the colonial times to a farmer demand-driven extension system (National Agricultural Advisory Services-NAADS).

Perspectives and Emerging Issues of Uganda’s External Development Finance Landscape

This policy brief describes the extent of the changes in EDF and how different stakeholders are responding to the changing access to and utilization of external funds.

This Policy brief establishes whether the protection given to the list of sensitive products since 2005 has; increased the EAC regional capacity to produce, reduced the importation of the same products from the rest of the world, increased intra-EAC trade, and improved welfare.

Insufficient supply of improved seed is a core constraint to intensification in rice production.

Why Strong Farmer Groups are Ideal in the Marketing of Rice in Eastern Uganda

Avenues for marketing rice in three districts of Butaleja, Tororo, and Bugiri in Eastern Uganda are studied based on data collected from a community and market survey

Social Dynamics and Lack of Family Support: Key Barriers Hampering the Elimination Of HIV/AIDS Mother to Child Transmission

This brief reveals that in spite of relatively low PHC releases per capita, the Buganda sub-region accounts for an exorbitantly high coverage rate of HIV testing among children born to HIV positive mothers.

The Seed Potato Gap in Uganda: An Investment Opportunity, and a Challenge for Value edition

This brief  analyses the seed potato supply gaps in the Kigezi region with the intention of informing investment decisions and shaping the formulation of a sub-regional potato zonal investment plan (ZIP).

The Constraints to Irish Potato Value Chain Financing in Uganda

This brief summarises the findings from the potato Value chain study on what constrains the financing of potato value chain activities in Kigezi sub-region. The study reveals that production is mainly funded using personal savings, and majority of farmers who use credit (70%) obtain loans from village savings and loan associations (VSLAs).

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