We need to strengthen research for efficiently produced healthy food, while ensuring the availability of food at affordable prices. Finding out things like how much and how long it costs to produce a given crop, the available market say in a given region go a long way in ensuring that there's efficiency in production. With… Continue reading Relevant research is important for prosperity of the agricultural sector.
Inadequate agricultural mechanization is one of the biggest hindrances to transforming Uganda's agriculture from subsistence to commercial agriculture. The director of National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI), Dr. Godfrey Asea, recently said that 99.4% of small scale farmers in Uganda use rudimentary and obsolete technologies in agriculture, having tools like hand hoes, hand held axes,… Continue reading Mechanization: A kick-start to agricultural prosperity.
Agriculture has been the back bone of Uganda's economy for ages. Recent statistics show that over 80% of Uganda's population is employed at some stage in the agricultural sector. However, the benefits and direct contribution to the economy are yet to be fully derived and enjoyed by the populous involved in this trade. While doing… Continue reading Hindrances to the prosperity of the agricultural sector in Uganda.
According to the International Telecommunications Union, it's estimated that about 3.5 billion people, almost half the world's population will be online by next year. Of these people, about 2 billion will be from developing countries including 89 million from the least developed countries in the world. In a recent article published by Prosper Magazine, the… Continue reading Are you making productive use of your mobile phone, social media, and internet?
Yesterday, I was part of a marketplace convention held in Kampala, Uganda. This convention brings together Christians from different walks of life to discuss and share their experience in the marketplace. Individuals who have been working for more than 10 years or so are given a platform to share their stories and experiences. They narrate… Continue reading Integrity: A virtue essential for personal and national economic development.
Cereals have for years, if not centuries been used as feeds for animals, fish and chicken. With the current shortage in production being a result of the prevalent drought especially in the tropical regions, it is imminent that a suitable alternative be found as soon as now. There should be a significant reduction in the… Continue reading An alternative to cereals as animal and fish feeds is imminent.
Inorder to decrease the risk of highly volatile prices, price regulation on commodities and larger cereal stocks should be created to buffer the tight markets of food commodities and subsequent risks of speculation in markets. This includes reorganizing the food market infrastructure and institutions to regulate food prices and provide food safety nets aimed at… Continue reading A short term move to enhance food security.
Hey there, my name is James Lubwa and I have recently completed my B.Sc in Quantitative Economics. I am currently living in Kampala, Uganda. My passion for Economics and the love to write have sparked an immeasurable desire to start this blog. I intend to write about Economic issues in my locality and those around… Continue reading First blog post