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Feasibility of Establishing Socio-economic Research Capability within the Ugandan Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries  [1991]

Sundiquist, B. (University of Minnesota, Minnesota (USA)) Thompson, R.S. (Ohio State University, Ohio (USA)) Bashaasha, B. (Namulonge Research Station, Namulonge (Uganda)) Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Entebbe (Uganda) [Corporate Author]

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A feasibility study to establish a socio-economic research capability within the Uganda Ministry of Agriculture identified a set of alternative policy goals and developed a policy agenda for achieving them. Three criteria for policy evaluation were identified as efficiency, equity, and sustainability. A brief review of existing agricultural policy analysis capability in Uganda cited five major program areas which require socio-economic policy analysis as: estimation of supply and demand functions for key commodities, cost of production analysis, analysis of export competitiveness and diversification, technology assessment, struture of farms and analysis of farming systems. Four alternative organisational structures were developed for; socio-economic research; location, staffing and work programmes.