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Constraints and Opportunities for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Uganda's Oil and Gas Sector

"Although Uganda has undertaken several strategic interventions since the oil discovery in 2006, specific interventions that promote local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to invest in the oil and gas value chain remain a challenge. In pa…

Constraints and Opportunities for SMEs Investment in Uganda’s Oil and Gas Sector

"Uganda’s Oil Industry has attracted huge foreign investment, but participation by SMEs has remained poor despite their importance in income generation, employment and poverty eradication. Although the Oil industry is highly specialised, it provides…

Value Addition in Coffee Industry in Kenya: Lessons from Cut Flower Sector

"This paper analyzes the activities and distribution of value added in coffee and cut flower sectors value chains. The performance of the coffee sector has been declining since late 1980s, a complete contrast to the fast growth of cut flower industr…

Gender Equity, Charcoal and the Value Chain in Western Kenya

Charcoal plays an integral role in the lives of the many Kenyans who lack consistent access to energy sources such as electricity. Gaps in gender equity within charcoal production and marketing are influenced by social, economic and cultural factors…

Smallholders and Agro-food Value Chains in South Africa: Emerging Practices, Emerging Challenges

"A key emerging strand in the development of smallholder agriculture in South Africa is the effort to integrate smallholders into corporate food retail value chains. In this, the private sector and government have a common agenda, which is to build…

Value Addition in the Coffee Industry in Kenya: Lessons from the Cut Flower Sector

"The cut flower industry in Kenya is characterised by a number of features which result in the relatively large proportion of value added accruing to farmers. The vertically integrated value chain enables the sector to adjust and respond quickly to…

Bridging the Digital Divide and Supporting Increased Digital Trade: Scoping Study

The global economy is experiencing important technological shifts, with the rise of digital technology a key driver. This can be seen today in the rapid growth of the digital economy, broadly defined as the use of digital technologies to facilitate …

Women's Participation in Fish Value Chains and Value Chain Governance in Malawi: A Case of Msaka (Lake Malawi) and Kachulu (Lake Chilwa)

This paper helps to fill an important gap that exists in gender responsive fish value chains by analysing the factors that influence women’s participation in fish value chains and value chain governance in Malawi. The study was based on the premise …

The Trade Reform of SACU: Country Case Studies on Regional Integration

This discussion paper draws on the perspectives of business and researchers in the BLNS to identify the main infrastructure and regulatory barriers to the development of intra-SACU value chains, and to assess how the alleviation of these impediments…

The Impact of Conflict and Political Instability on Agricultural Investments in Mali and Nigeria

This paper specifically analyzes the cases of ongoing violence in Mali and Nigeria that continue to undermine agricultural productivity and investment. At the outset, it needs to be noted that these two conflicts—despite sharing similar jihadist ele…

Space, Markets and Employment in Agricultural Development: Zimbabwe Country Report

Land reform on its own is not a cure for all rural economic development challenges. Land redistribution addresses the problem of land access – a key resource in generating farm-based employment and income – but, in addition, there is the need to cre…

Space, Markets and Employment in Agricultural Development: Malawi Country Report

"This paper set out to examine the nature of the farm and non-farm employment links in rural Malawi by contrasting two farming systems: smallholder and estate sectors. The smallholder sector is dominated by small owner-operated farms using mainly fa…

SADC e-Mobility Outlook: Accelerating the Battery Manufacturing Value Chain

The predicted uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) around the world will continue to increase the demand for lithium-ion batteries. At the same time, the electrification of transport is estimated to create 10 million jobs worldwide. The SADC region is …

The Tanzania's Leather Value Chain: A Review of Literature

This paper investigates the leather value chain in Tanzania. Tanzania has large livestock production that potentially provides raw materials for the leather industry but the contribution of the leather industry in the economy is remarkably minimal. …

Aviculture et Covid-19 au Sénégal: Situation et perspectives / Poultry farming and Covid-19 in Senegal: Situation and prospects

Based on the results of surveys and interviews with stakeholders, as well as the opinions of poultry experts, this briefing note describes the context for the revival of the poultry value chain and discusses the paradigms for its development induced…

La Peche Artisanale Face aux Defis de la Covid-19 au Senegal / Artisanal Fisheries in Senegal Facing the Challenges of Covid-19

COVID-19 has become an economic shock for many countries, requiring response strategies to limit its consequences. To contain the spread of the pandemic, Senegal has instituted a state of emergency, with a ban on intercity transport, a curfew from 8…

Livestock Production

This paper is a thematic study for livestock production by smallholders and small-scale black commercial farmers in South Africa. Its aim is to identify the potential for successful expansion of the number of such farmers producing livestock through…

The State of Second-hand Clothes and Footwear Trade in Kenya

Kenya is one of the largest importers of second-hand clothes in Sub-Saharan Africa because of its use and export to other countries. The second-hand clothes industry contributes to government revenues. The existence of second-hand clothes is a deman…

Trade, Technology, and Absorptive Capacity: Firm Level Evidence across Geographical Clusters in the Tanzanian Textiles and Apparel Sector

Trade-linked technological change has potential to increase incomes in low-income countries (LICs). The most labour-intensive segments of the textiles and apparel global value chain are in LICs. However, gaps between available technologies and best …

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