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Uganda

Overview

The agricultural sector is dominant in Uganda's economy.  Uganda is able to rely on agriculture due to the country's excellent access to waterways, fertile soils, and, its regular rainfall, although it does still suffer from intermittent droughts.

Priority commodities for the country include Bananas, Beans, Maize, Cassava, Irish potato, Tea, Coffee, Fruit & Veg, Dairy, Fish, Meat and Animal based products, Cocoa, Cotton, Oil seeds and Oil palm

Grow Africa Priority Activities in Uganda

  • Grow Africa is prioritising the deployment of the Country Agribusiness Partnership Framework (CAP - F) in Uganda.  Grow Africa has initiated CAP-F deployment in Uganda with a sector stocktaking study and preparation of a country roadmap based on recommendations emerging from consultation with country stakeholders. Complete deployment of CAP-F in Uganda is anticipated in 2019 after the stakeholder validation process of the country roadmap.
  • Work in Uganda commenced in 2018 with the launch of commodity specific multi-stakeholder platforms for rice and maize value chains comprising of farmer organizations, private sector, research institutions, development partners, public sector and government representatives, NGOs and civil society. These platforms will be co-convened with the Uganda Agribusiness Alliance (UAA).

The multi-stakeholder platforms will mainly focus on areas of value addition/product development at processing level, research, policy and where possible development organizations (donors) involvement, with the objective of bringing up investment opportunities. 

Grow Africa and the UAA will also focus efforts towards enhancing interactions with both the private and public sector actors as a means of concretizing common purpose, synergy and collaborations among the actors. 

Key Results
  • Grow Africa is prioritising the deployment of the Country Agribusiness Partnership Framework (CAP - F) in Uganda. Grow Africa has initiated CAP-F deployment in Uganda with a sector stocktaking study and preparation of a country roadmap based on recommendations emerging from consultation with country stakeholders. Complete deployment of CAP-F in Uganda is anticipated in 2019 after the stakeholder validation process of the country roadmap.
  • Work in Uganda commenced in 2018 with the launch of commodity specific multi-stakeholder platforms for rice and maize value chains comprising of farmer organizations, private sector, research institutions, development partners, public sector and government representatives, NGOs and civil society. These platforms will be co-convened with the Uganda Agribusiness Alliance (UAA). Grow Africa and the UAA will also focus efforts towards enhancing interactions with both the private and public sector actors as a means of concretizing common purpose, synergy and collaborations among the actors.