• 9 Oct 2013

    Uganda is the sixth largest producer of cassava in Africa with 4.2 million metric tonnes having been produced in 2010. Cassava is the second most important staple crop after bananas in the country. The crop is grown for food and income and is traded as cassava flour (50%), dried cassava chips/pellets (45%) and raw cassava (5%). Fresh cassava trading is driven by the high perishability of the fresh roots and by the price premium that consumers are willing to pay for the freshness.

  • 9 Oct 2013

    Coffee is the second largest valued commodity in international trade, and the most widely traded tropical agricultural commodity after petroleum. Trade in coffee is dominated by Latin America and Caribbean countries which account for about 57% of world exports while African countries account for about 14%, mainly of the Robusta type. In Uganda, which is the 2nd largest exporter of coffee in Africa, coffee is an important cash crop that supports over 3.5 million families at all levels of the value chain especially for income security and contributes to between 20 - 30% of foreign exchange earnings.

  • 10 May 2013

    This report, prepared by UNDP's African Facility for Inclusive Markets, describes the status of inclusive business in sub-Saharan Africa and the ecosystems underlying the enterprises and entrepreneurs driving such approaches. It identifies promising opportunities in strengthening these ecosystems, enabling enterprises and entrepreneurs to build more – and stronger – inclusive businesses.

  • 8 Jul 2013

    Although many developed countries are teeming with natural resources, the management of extractive sectors (oil, gas and minerals) is a major challenge and opportunity for them.

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