Recent Submissions

  • A market scoping study for porcine cysticercosis vaccine calls for a one-health approach to sustain the control of the disease in Uganda 

    Dione, Michel; Adeniyi Samuel, Adediran; Colston, Angie; Ouma, Emily; Lule, Peter; Grace, Delia (International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), 2019)
    Pig health is a critical issue in modern Uganda. Not only does the country have the largest pig population in East Africa, it also has the most rapidly growing pig population in sub-Saharan Africa and the highest per ...
  • Bioengineered potato: Resistance to late blight disease and higher crop yields 

    Ghislain, Marc; Barekye, Alex (International Potato Center, 2019)
    Average potato yields in sub-Saharan Africa are four times lower than those in industrialized nations, mostly due to the effects of diseases, particularly late blight. This research demonstrates that the transfer from ...
  • The Protection and Promotion of Farmers’ Rights in East Africa 

    Naluwairo, Ronald (ACODE, 2015)
    The importance of plant genetic resources and the need to conserve and sustainably utilize them has been the subject of many regional and international discussions in the last two and a half decades. The thrust of these ...
  • Ensuring the Sustainable Availability of Affordable Quality Seeds and Planting Materials in Uganda 

    Naluwairo, Ronald; Barungi, Julian (ACODE, 2014)
    The availability and use of quality seeds and planting materials in Uganda remains very low. The use of quality seeds is estimated at just between 10-15 per cent. This is inspite of the fact that the use of quality seeds ...
  • Climate-Smart Agriculture in Uganda 

    Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) (Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), 2017)
    The effects of climate change on agriculture are severe, and one of the most significant emerging challenges to household livelihoods in Africa. As such, it is imperative that efforts to address agriculture in the context ...
  • East African Agriculture and Climate Change 

    Waithaka, Michael; Nelson, Gerald C.; Thomas, Timothy S.; Kyotalimye, Miriam (International Food Policy Research Institute, 2013)
    Agriculture accounts for 43 percent of the surveyed nations’ annual gross domestic product (GDP), on average, although the precise proportions vary considerably from country to country. For example, agriculture in ...
  • Towards Sustainable Rangeland Management in IGAD Region 

    IGAD Center for Pastoral Areas & Livestock Development (ICPALD) (IGAD Center for Pastoral Areas & Livestock Development (ICPALD), 2020)
    About 60-70% of the terrestrial land surface in IGAD region is arid and semi-arid, and is classified as rangelands1,2,3. The rangelands are home to pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities whose livelihoods mainly ...
  • Total Economic Valuation of Pastoralism in Uganda 

    IGAD Center for Pastoral Areas & Livestock Development (ICPALD) (2020)
    Rangeland in Uganda covers an estimated area of 84,000 Km2. This is about 44 per cent of the country’s land mass commonly known as the cattle corridor. It’s stretching from the south through the central region to the ...
  • Policy brief on Enhancing Animal Welfare in the IGAD Region 

    IGAD Center for Pastoral Areas & Livestock Development (ICPALD) (IGAD Center for Pastoral Areas & Livestock Development (ICPALD), 2017)
    The understanding and implementation of animal welfare concepts in different countries and regions has been described as a journey in which countries, regions, and even continents are at different stages at any one time. ...
  • Illegal Veterinary Medicines Trade and Use: Threat to Animal and Public Health in the IGAD Region 

    IGAD Center for Pastoral Areas & Livestock Development (ICPALD) (IGAD Center for Pastoral Areas & Livestock Development (ICPALD), 2021)
    Illegal veterinary medicines (expired, understrength, diluted, adulterated or fake) in the IGAD region were observed to have a negative impact on delivery of animal health, production and marketing, which in turn affects ...
  • Widening Opportunities for Increased Marketing of Processed Milk in Uganda Introduction 

    Mbowa, Swaibu; Shinyekwa, Isaac; Mayanja Lwanga, Musa (Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), 2012)
    The analysis of the 2009 Uganda National panel Survey (UNPS) collected by the UBoS shows that milk production from smallholder farm units was 1 billion litres, and about 52 percent (524 million litres) joined the second ...
  • Trade opportunities from the EU-ACP EPAs: Prospects for the flower sub-sector in Uganda 

    Guloba, Madina; Ogwal, Francis (Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), 2011)
    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-strategize itself to benefit from the opportunities such trading blocks ...
  • The challenges of the Private Sector Driven Veterinary Extension Services Delivery in the Dairy Sector in Uganda 

    Mbowa, Swaibu; Shinyekwa, Isaac; Mayanja Lwanga, Musa (Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), 2012)
    The privatization of veterinary extension services delivery in Uganda opened more opportunities for the private sector in the provision of extension services and supply of essential inputs demanded by a growing and more ...
  • Improved Smallholder Dairy Farming in Uganda through Technological Change 

    Mbowa, Swaibu; Shinyekwa, Isaac; Mayanja Lwanga, Musa (Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), 2012)
    The dairy sector in Uganda has been transformed into a more competitive and dynamic sector. Supply-side factors have enabled expansion in milk production. Between 2005 and 2009 –milk production (estimated at 1.5 billion ...
  • Coffee Production in mid-Northern Uganda: Prospects and Challenges 

    Mbowa, Swaibu; Odokonyero, Tonny; Munyambonera, Ezra (Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), 2014)
    At the beginning of the 21st Century, the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) introduced coffee in the mid-North sub region. This marked the beginning of the sub-region’s transition from dependency on annual crops ...
  • Access and Use of Credit in Uganda: Unlocking the Dilemma of Financing Small Holder Farmers 

    Munyambonera, Ezra; Nampewo, Dorothy; Adong, Annet; Mayanja, Musa (Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), 2012)
    This policy brief is about access and use of credit in Uganda by small holder farmers. The brief uses the secondary data to shed light on the extent of the problem and further uses successful case studies in agricultural ...
  • Are Ugandan Farmers Using the Right Quality Inorganic Fertilizers? 

    Mbowa, Swaibu; Luswata, Kizza Charles; Bulegeya, Komayombi (Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), 2015)
    This brief highlights the quality concerns of inorganic fertilizers on the Ugandan market. The findings reported are an excerpt from a study that analysed the quality of inorganic fertilizers on the Ugandan market1. The ...
  • Uganda’s Tea Export Strategy Lies in Increasing Output and Improving Quality 

    Lakuma, Corti Paul; Munyambonera, Ezra; Guloba, Madina (Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), 2014)
    Tea is an important export commodity for Uganda. Increasing its output and quality remains at the heart of increasing Uganda’s tea export competitiveness. However, increased export competitiveness hasn’t been achieved due ...
  • Why Uganda needs a Comprehensive Tea Policy and a Tea Authority 

    Lakuma, Corti Paul; Munyambonera, Ezra; Guloba, Madina (2014)
    Investments on Ugandan smallholders and estates to improve output, productivity and quality depends on an environment that favours a broad range of interlinked policy measures. These policy measures include land reforms, tea ...
  • An assessment of the impacts of oil palm in Kalangala and Buvuma 

    Ssemmanda, Richard; Opige, Michael (Ecological Trends Alliance Texts, 2019)
    The Government of Uganda had the best intentions when oil palm was established. The aim was to reduce poverty among the Lake Victoria island populations of Kalangala and Buvuma districts, and contribute to import substitution ...

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