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Agriculture Finance Year Book 2019: Development Financing for Agro-industrialisation

The 2019 Agricultural Finance Yearbook, which is the ninth edition in the series, offers in-depth analysis of the trends in the sector performance, with particular emphasis on interventions to promote agro-industrialisation.

The role of Public Private Producer Partnerships in fostering  Agricultural value chains in Uganda: The case of Oil palm

This study shows the problems facing Public, Private, and Producer Partnerships (PPPPs) in increasing Uganda’s production of vegetable oil and avails the institutional set up to foster oil palm value chain. 

State of Uganda’s Maize Industry

This paper highlights key challenges in the maize industry and offers key recommended actions for government to improve key nodes of the maize value chain. 

How to overcome the challenges faced by private companies engaged in agricultural research and development

This brief recommends specific actions that could ease private sector engagement in agricultural research and development.

The role of Public Private Partnerships in enhancing access to quality Education: The Case of PEAS Intervention in Uganda

The results in this policy brief indicate that the PEAS intervention enhanced access to education for poor students and those from remote and hard to reach areas.

Lowering the Cost of Secondary Education through Strategic Public-Private Partnerships: Evidence from the PEAS programme in Uganda

Due to the variety of income sources for secondary schools, the average expenditures between public and other schools differ markedly. This brief examines the drivers of secondary school expenditures and whether private schools delivering USE services offer an opportunity to reduce the overall cost of secondary education in Uganda.

Farmers’ information seeking behaviour patterns are crucial in informing the design of extension activities to enable farmers to obtain the required information from fewer sources.

How Farming Practices Should Shape Single Spine Agriculture Extension Service Provision in Uganda

Uganda’s effort to mitigate rising food insecurity and meet income needs using prevailing farming practice is unsustainable. A transformation in agricultural production and productivity is needed.

Uganda’s Agricultural Extension Systems: How Appropriate is the Single Spine Structure?

Despite well-intended interventions in agricultural extension reforms, a large number of smallholder farmers and other vulnerable groups remain unreached by the various public extension systems, and the private sector plays only a limited role.

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