Enhancing National Food Security or Not

The Budget Monitoring and Accountability Unit (BMAU) of the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) caused a bit of a stir during the most recent Joint Agriculture Sector Annual Review (JASAR) 2016 when it reported its findings on the performance of programmes under the agriculture sector during the government’s financial year 2015/2016 -… Continue reading Enhancing National Food Security or Not

Weakening of the Uganda shilling against the US dollar not good for Uganda’s agriculture

The weakening of the Uganda shilling against the US dollar cannot be good for Uganda's agriculture. This is because most of the inputs that are used throughout Uganda's agricultural value chains are imported. This means that whatever gains that farmers make in an increase in farm-gate prices are eroded when the farmers need to purchase… Continue reading Weakening of the Uganda shilling against the US dollar not good for Uganda’s agriculture

UGANDA NATIONAL BUDGETS IN THE ERA OF ‘NO CHANGE’

Today, Thursday, 11th June 2015, is Budget Day when the national budget of the Republic of Uganda (ROU) for the year 2015/2016 is being read. I am aware that the budget is being read as I re-publish this post, but I am not listening to the reading of the budget. Once you read this post… Continue reading UGANDA NATIONAL BUDGETS IN THE ERA OF ‘NO CHANGE’