Poverty Reduction

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Value Chain Analysis of the Cassava Sector Report

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 cassavamore

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Value Chain Analysis of the Coffee Sector Report

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 formore

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Value Chain Analysis of the Honey Sector Report

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. As a result, supply response in Uganda is not meeting the rapidly expanding domestic and regionalmore

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Value Chain Analysis of the Rice Sector Report

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 itsmore

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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