Agrifood Economics

Prioritizing public investment in agriculture to spur Uganda’s inclusive economic recovery

Year: 2022
Author(s): FAO

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief, No. 45.

This brief summarizes the findings of the FAO Agricultural Development Economics Technical Study No. 16 Productive public investment in agriculture for economic recovery with rural well-being: an analysis of prospective scenarios for Uganda (available at

It highlights how, through a series of scenarios, public investments promoting agricultural productivity in Uganda could drive growth in agrifood production, with favourable impacts on the economy, on well-being and on poverty, especially in rural areas.

It also provides important information about the priorities of Uganda’s National Development Plan (NDP) III and vision for agriculture, as well as new priorities to be considered for enabling economic recovery with increased well-being post-COVID-19.

Publication type: Policy brief
Country coverage: Uganda
Region: Africa
ISBN: 978-92-5-135810-8
ISSN: 2520-6540 (online) / 2520-6532 (print)