Swaibu Mbowa joined the Centre as a Research Fellow in August 2011, prior to working at the centre as a Research Associate.

He holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Natal (1997); MSc (Agricultural Economics) and Bachelor of Arts (Economics/Rural Economics), both of Makerere University.  His other prior appointments include: Senior Scientist, KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture (1997); Lecturer Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Makerere University (1998); Consultant at the Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI), Wageningen in the Netherlands.

His areas of research include agricultural policy analysis, socio-economic and agribusiness development studies.

Swaibu Mbowa: publications

Uganda’s coffee product space

This paper outlines the programs required to exploit opportunities in the growing specialty coffee market for (both Robusta and Arabicas) in USA and Europe as well as the prospects for further upgrading and integration in the global coffee value chain (GVC). 

Limited health insurance coverage amidst upsurge of non-communicable diseases in Uganda

This brief uses the 2016/17 Uganda National Household Survey (UNHS) and the World Development Indicators (WDI) to show the extent of health insurance coverage for non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

Expansion of the product space in Uganda’s dairy  value chain

This case study outlines the industrial production structure of Uganda's Dairy Value Chain, the  export and import trends in dairy products, dairy industry critical gaps and required strategic decisions to agro industrilaise the dairy sector.

Fostering a Sustainable Agro-industrialisation Agenda in Uganda

This draft presenation "Fostering a Sustainable Agro-industrialisation Agenda in Uganda" belongs to Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) and its work in progress. It  briefly explains Uganda’s Industrialisation Agenda, presents the analytical framework for Agro-industrialization, names the key players in agro industry development among others. It was first presented to select Memebers of Parliament for review. The review process is still ongoing and the end result shall be generation of a report on agro industrialization. 

Beyond input distribution: Requirements for agricultural transformation in Uganda

This policy brief highlights the key policy inconsistencies associated with; (a) skewed public financing to input distribution; (b) mismatch in quantity of planting materials distributed, and (c) unreliable extension services.

Swaibu Mbowa (PhD)

Swaibu Mbowa (PhD)Research Fellow

Email: smbowa@eprcug.org

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