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Uganda: “Closing the potential-performance divide in Uganda Agriculture”

14 Jul 2017
The Africa Agriculture Policy Unit (AAPU) of the World Bank has been working on a report titled “Closing the potential-performance divide in Uganda Agriculture”. It compiles different analyses related to agribusiness models, agriculture transformation and climate-resilient farming practices and technologies in Uganda.

 

In this context, the MAFAP team has produced a note on “Agricultural Policy and Market Distortions in Uganda: A Synthesis of the Evidence” summarizing the main results of the MAFAP price incentive and public expenditure analysis in Uganda over the period 2005-2016.

Preliminary results were presented during a consultation meeting organized in Kampala on 15 June and will be consolidated in a final document expected by the end of year, for the use of the Government and Development Partners. 

The consultation benefited from the participation of representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal, Industries and Fisheries, USAID, IFAD, the Netherlands Embassy, JICA, the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), Uganda Agribusiness Alliance and Uganda Cooperative Alliance, among others. 

The debate mainly focused on the lack of agricultural know-how among the Ugandan farmers and the effectiveness of the Operation Wealth Creation initiative launched in 2013 with the aim of improving household conditions though commercial farming. The monitoring and analysis of policy support to agriculture by MAFAP is perceived as a key contribution to this analytical evidence. Therefore, a closer and deeper collaboration with the AAPU of the World Bank is already put in motion.