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project paper

Addressing knowledge gaps in rice growing in eastern uganda

Rice is becoming increasingly important for Ugandan farm households, both as a cash crop and staple food. Rice production in Uganda increased from about 110,000 tons in 2000 to about 237,000 tons in 2014 and the share of rice in total consumption also…

discussion paper

The impact of food price shocks in Uganda: First-order versus long-run effects

We look at the immediate effects of these shocks faced by households in Uganda on their poverty and well-being. In addition, we look at the economywide impact in the long run when all markets have settled at a new equilibrium. We find that in the…

working paper

Rebuilding Agricultural Livelihoods in Post-Conflict Situations

Most conflicts in the developing world take place in rural areas, displacing large numbers of civilians and disrupting their agricultural livelihoods. Rebuilding agriculture is an important strategy for post-conflict reconstruction. Agriculture is…

project paper

Food-for-education programs

Food-for-Education (FFE) programs can help Uganda fight malnutrition and hunger while broadening access to primary education. Whether these programs involve in-school feeding or take-home rations, they have the potential both to improve student’s…

project paper

Research of the International Food Policy Research Institute in Uganda

The International Food Policy Research Institute has been undertaking policy research and capacity strengthening activities in Uganda since about 1998. A broad range of research reports, discussion papers, project reports, and other documents have…

working paper

Price transmission for agricultural commodities in Uganda

This paper investigates price transmission for agricultural commodities between world markets and the Ugandan market in an attempt to determine the impact of world market prices on the Ugandan market. Based on the realization that price formation is…