Poverty Reduction

  • Value Chain Analysis of the Bean Sector in UgandaValue Chain Analysis of the Bean Sector in UgandaOct 9, 2013
    In 2010, Uganda was ranked second highest producer of beans after Tanzania in the East Africa Community region. Beans provide 25% of the total dietary calorie intake and 45% of the protein intake.

  • Value Chain Analysis of the Honey Sector ReportValue Chain Analysis of the Honey Sector ReportOct 9, 2013
    Honey production in Uganda is largely organic and still very low compared to domestic demand with more consumers substituting sugar for honey in their diets due to perceived medicinal value.

  • Value Chain Analysis of the Rice Sector Report Value Chain Analysis of the Rice Sector Report Oct 9, 2013
    In Uganda, rice is the second most important cereal crop after maize in terms of production volume. It is mostly grown by smallholders for income although some of household production is retained for consumption. However, Uganda is a net importer of rice since domestic demand exceeds its supply/production.

  • Value Chain Analysis of the Cassava Sector ReportValue Chain Analysis of the Cassava Sector ReportOct 9, 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.

OUR WORK - POVERTY REDUCTION

The goal of Uganda’s National Development Plan 2010-2015 is to transform the country to a middle income economy over the next 30 years. Central to that plan is ensuring that the poorest and most vulnerable are empowered to participate in and benefit from growth. UNDP’s Growth and Poverty Reduction programme is designed to do just that -  spur innovative pro -poor economic policies particularly in sectors where the poor are most likely to benefit.

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