Recent Submissions

  • Manure matters: prospects for regional banana-livestock integration for sustainable intensification in South-West Uganda 

    Braber, Harmen den; van de Ven, Gerrie; Ronner, Esther; Marinus, Wytze; Languillaume, Antoine; Ochola, Dennis; Taulya, Godfrey; Giller, Ken E; Descheemaeker, Katrien (Taylor & Francis, 2022-09)
    In South-West Uganda, manure is highly valued for sustaining yields of East African Highland Banana, but it is in short supply. As a result, banana growers import manure from rangelands up to 50 km away. We aimed to explore ...
  • Evaluation of underweight status may improve identification of the highest-risk patients during outpatient evaluation for pulmonary tuberculosis 

    Kitonsa, Peter J.; Nalutaaya, Annet; Mukiibi, James; Nakasolya, Olga; Isooba, David; Kamoga, Caleb; Baik, Yeonsoo; Robsky, Katherine; Dowdy, David W.; Katamba, Achilles; Kendall, Emily A. (PLoS ONE, 2020)
    When evaluating symptomatic patients for tuberculosis (TB) without access to same-day diagnostic test results, clinicians often make empiric decisions about starting treatment. The number of TB symptoms and/or underweight ...
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Uganda’s Agribusinesses 

    Nkiko, Cedric M.; Katamba, David; Wickert, Christopher (AGRI-QUEST, 2016)
    This brief provides a compilation of key business ethical dilemmas that impact the broader business climate in relation to several agribusiness value chains (VC) which AGRIQUEST1 is studying in Uganda. The VC are Dairy, ...
  • Crop diversity, climate change adaptation and resilience: good practice cases from Africa 

    Vernooy, Ronnie; Adokorach, Joyce; Wasswa Mulumba, John; Mushita, Andrew; Wahome, Patrick (Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), 2021)
    Across Africa, erratic and less predictable rainfall, higher temperatures, heat spells, and recurring droughts are predicted to become more frequent. This is leading to a change of cropping seasons and growing cycles and ...
  • Tsetse invasion in Karamoja, Uganda: An Emerging Threat to Socioecological Resilience 

    Egeru, Anthony (AirFood, 2018)
    Over 70% of Uganda is infested by tsetse with negative effects on human and livestock health. From colonial to post-independent Uganda, the Government of Uganda has strived to eradicate the tsetse menace through ...
  • East African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis — Uganda 

    Bashaasha, Bernard; Thomas, Timothy S.; Waithaka, Michael; Kyotalimye, Miriam (International Food Policy Research Institute, 2012)
    Uganda occupies a total area of 241,038 square km, most of which is suitable for agriculture. Sixteen percent of the total area is water and swamps, while 7 percent is forested. Maize, beans, cassava, and banana (plantain) ...
  • Decentralization and implementation of climate change policy in Uganda 

    Friis-Hansen, Esbern; Bashaasha, Bernard; Aben, Charles (DIIS Working Paper, 2013)
    The focus of climate change policies and action in Africa south of the Sahara differs from the global agenda. While most debate within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change relates to assessing physical ...
  • 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 ...

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