Value chain analysis and mapping for groundnuts in Uganda, Socioeconomics Discussion Paper Series Number 14

Mugisha, J and Lwasa, S and Mausch, K (2014) Value chain analysis and mapping for groundnuts in Uganda, Socioeconomics Discussion Paper Series Number 14. [Socioeconomics Discussion Paper Series]

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Groundnut is grown on about 23.95 million ha worldwide with the total production of 36.45 million tons and an average yield of 1520 kg/ha in 2009 Developing countries in Asia, Africa and South America account for about 97% of world groundnut area and 95% of total production. It is one of the important legumes grown in Uganda, ranking second after beans. Its production is most common in Northern, Eastern and Southern parts of the country with higher volumes being produced in the Eastern part compared to the other two. The value chain for groundnuts in Uganda consist of many actors (individuals and institutions) including input suppliers and seed dealers, producers, market sellers, rural traders, urban traders, processors, exporters and consumers. The general objective of this study was to map the value chain for groundnuts, indicating the opportunities that value chain actors can benefit from and strategies that can be used to upgrade the chain. The specific objectives were to characterize the key actors along the groundnut value chain; determine the costs and value added along the groundnut value chain; determine the level of awareness of health problems associated with groundnuts; and determine the constraints and opportunities in the value chain and suggest ways to upgrade the chain. A cross sectional survey was conducted among the key actors in the value chain in 16 purposively selected districts in Uganda where groundnuts are predominantly produced marketed and/or consumed. The districts are Arua in North western Uganda, Lira in the North, Bugiri, Bukedea, Busia, Iganga, Jinja Kaberamaido, Mbale, Pallisa, Kumi and Tororo in Eastern Uganda; Soroti and Katakwi in the North east, Kampala and Wakiso in Central where a total of 145 wholesale traders, 209 retail traders wand 51 processors were randomly selected and interviewed. In addition, data collected by NARO from a total of 314 randomly selected groundnut farmers were used in this study.The data collected included socio-economic characteristics of the value chain actors, type and varieties of groundnuts handled, sales volumes and prices, trends in demand and supply, aflatoxins awareness and control, challenges, constraints and opportunities in groundnuts and trade policy related issues.

Item Type: Socioeconomics Discussion Paper Series
Divisions: RP-Market Institutions and Policies
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Series Name: Socioeconomics Discussion Paper Series No. 14
Subjects: Mandate crops > Groundnut
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2014 06:34
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2015 05:07
Acknowledgement: This paper is part of ICRISAT Economics Discussion paper series. This series disseminates the findings of work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about a wide array of issues in the area of agriculture for development. An objective of the series is to get the findings out quickly, even if the presentations are less than fully polished. The papers carry the names of the authors and should be cited accordingly. Any comments and suggestions are more than welcome and should be addressed to the author who’s contact details can be found at the bottom of the cover page. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this paper are entirely those of the authors. They do not necessarily represent the views of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics and its affiliated organizations.
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