Poverty Reduction

  • Value Chain Analysis of the Cassava Sector ReportValue Chain Analysis of the Cassava Sector Report9 Oct 2013Uganda 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.

  • Value Chain Analysis of the Coffee Sector ReportValue Chain Analysis of the Coffee Sector Report9 Oct 2013Coffee 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.

  • Value Chain Analysis of the Bean Sector in UgandaValue Chain Analysis of the Bean Sector in Uganda9 Oct 2013In 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 Report9 Oct 2013Honey 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.


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.