Jobs and Incomes

Implementing the New Industrial Policy in Uganda

Submitted by on Sat, 10/09/2021 - 13:59

Industrialisation remains a key goal for the Government of Uganda in sustaining high rates of economic growth for job creation and shared prosperity. Uganda’s industrial sector is comprised of manufacturing, construction, mining and utilities. The industry’s contribution to GDP has grown from 11% in 1989/1990 to 27.1% in 2018/19.The National Industrial Policy 2020 is a review of the 2008 policy and places more emphasis on agro-industrialisation, extractive industries and knowledge-based industries to provide a framework for Uganda’s industrialisation, employment and wealth creation.


Adapting To Rising Temperatures: Farm Practices and Policy Options in Uganda

Submitted by on Thu, 09/09/2021 - 13:59

Agriculture has always been deeply dependent on the weather, with farmers needing a steady mixture of sun, warmth and rains in order to reliably produce the food that all humanity can consume. Volatile weather is a hallmark of climate change. A rise in global temperatures leads to desertification, smaller harvests and consequently a reduction to the welfare of smallholder farmers. This brief identifies sustainable farming practices to reduce the sensitivity of Ugandan agriculture to rising temperatures in order to safeguard farmers’ livelihoods.


The Impact of Agricultural Extension Policies on Nutritional Outcomes: The Case of NAADS in Uganda

Submitted by on Thu, 09/09/2021 - 13:58

Uganda has taken a bold step towards modernisation of agriculture. Transforming agriculture and fitting in the nutritional requirements could be the surest way of improving the population nutritional outcomes. Nutrition is a great contributor to poverty reduction strategies which calls for scaling up nutrition programmes. However, it is evident that farmers’ access to agricultural extension in Uganda is still low and as nutrition becomes an important contributor to poverty reduction, new ways of delivering knowledge, interventions and tools will be essential.



AGENDA FOR 2nd STEPMAN SERIES

Submitted by on Tue, 09/04/2018 - 00:00

The 1st STEPMAN Series focused on agro-industrialisation and was conducted between FY 2017/18 and FY 2018/19. This work gave rise to the following outputs that informed the 4th and 5th National Budgets under NDP II and the on-going work on NDP III: