Agricultural Development Economics
 

Publication

Title
Rice in Uganda: Supporting producers but penalizing consumers
Author
Monitoring African Food and Agricultural Policies (MAFAP)
Publication date
02/04/2013
Abstract
Rice farmers and traders in Uganda receive higher prices thanks to existing policies. However, rice consumers also pay higher prices since they do not receive subsidies designed to offset high producer prices. MAFAP analysis suggests that increasing rice production is the key to making rice more affordable for consumers while protecting producers.