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Agriculture In Africa

Soil wealth: Africa’s potential next growth frontier


Africa has 65% of all the arable land left in the world, which represents huge untapped potential, and around 75% of Africans rely on agriculture for their livelihoods

Despite possessing all of the attributes for agriculture, the African continent continues to spend in the region of $50 billion a year importing food Nov 24, 2015

Agriculture | Africa | Ghana | Ivory Coast | Uganda | Ethiopia


African Infrastructure

Investors sought to bridge Africa’s infrastructure divide


More than 90% of Africa’s imports and exports are conducted by sea, making efficient port infrastructure vital to its economic growth

Demand for power, roads, railways, internet and other infrastructure in Africa is set to soar in the coming years, providing investment opportunities and... Nov 24, 2015

Infrastructure | Africa | Uganda | Angola


TGAIS 2015

The Global African Investment Summit 2015 showcases Africa’s global competitiveness




Top-level representatives from Uganda, Ghana, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Liberia, Mauritius and Benin are coming together for The Global... Nov 13, 2015

Finance | Government | Others | Africa | Uganda


Uganda's principal economic indicators




Personal accounts give us a story, numbers tell the facts. These are the principal economic indicators for Uganda. Jan 05, 2015

Others | Africa | Uganda


President Yoweri Museveni


Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda

President Yoweri Museveni first came to power after a successful five-year guerrilla struggle during the 1980s. He has stood for, and won, four democratic... Dec 17, 2014

Industry & Trade | Africa | Uganda


Innovation and private sector financing are transforming agribusiness in Africa


Africa, with half the world´s agriculturally usable land and vast water resources, has the potential to become a world agricultural power.

Organic farming and ethanol from sugar cane are just some of the innovations that are helping to transform the agricultural sector across Africa. However,... Dec 07, 2014

Agriculture | Africa | Ghana | Uganda


Africa's Electricity: Needs are being met with innovative new projects


Africa´s entire installed capacity for electricity generation of 147 GW (Gigawatts) is equivalent to that of Belgium and to what China installs every two years.

A satellite image of the world at night shows a brightly lit Europe covered with starry dots and in sharp contrast, a dark, unlit Africa. Nov 26, 2014

Energy | Africa | Ghana | Tanzania | Uganda


Infrastructure


James Byandaala, Minister of Works and Transport

The Ugandan economy has been enjoying steady growth over the past decade, but to sustain such expansion means considerable investment in the country’s... Nov 13, 2014

Infrastructure | Africa | Uganda


Finance & Investment


Maria Kiwanuka, Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

Extended economic growth over the past decade has enabled Uganda’s prosperity to be enjoyed by larger swathes of its growing population. Nov 13, 2014

Finance | Africa | Uganda


Power & Natural Resources


Irene Muloni, Minister of Energy and Mineral Development

Uganda’s booming economy has enabled it to expand both its social and economic priorities, but the creation of a steady and dependable source of... Nov 13, 2014

Energy | Africa | Uganda


Agribusiness




Agriculture has been at the heart of the Ugandan economy for decades, but increasing access to global markets is highlighting the sector’s potential. Nov 13, 2014

Agriculture | Africa | Uganda


Trade


Amelia Anne Kyambadde, Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives

Uganda’s population is growing at 3.4 per cent each year and this means the East African country must look abroad to ensure it can keep improving... Nov 13, 2014

Industry & Trade | Africa | Uganda


“One of the best places anybody can both visit and invest in”

Jean Byamugisha
Executive Director of the Uganda Hotel Owners Association

Spectacular wildlife, welcoming people, political stability and untouched potential in need... Oct 30, 2015


Exceptional opportunities in Uganda’s tourism sector

Roni Madhvani
Director of the Madhvani Group – Marasa Africa

Roni Madhvani, Director of the Madhvani Group, Uganda’s largest conglomerate with... Oct 29, 2015


Discoveries put Uganda on the path to becoming an oil exporter

Hon. Irene Muloni
Minister of Energy and Minerals Development of Uganda

Hon. Irene Muloni, Minister of Energy and Minerals Development of Uganda, talks about her... Dec 19, 2014


Transport linking Uganda with development

Mr. Patrick Katayi
Zonal Managing Director of Bolloré Africa Logistics

The PM Communications team interviewed Mr. Patrick Katayi, Zonal Managing Director of Bolloré... Nov 27, 2014


Agribusiness

Hon. Tress Bucyanayandi
Minister of agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries of the republic of Uganda

Hon. Tress Bucyanayandi, Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries of the Republic... Nov 26, 2014


Uganda offers a range of opportunities, from agriculture to telecoms and energy

Amelia Anne Kyambadde
Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives

“Uganda is a secure, democratic country with a liberalized and stable economy. It... Nov 26, 2014


‘Sheraton is business friendly, and very involved with the community’

Mr. Ian Duncan
General Manager Sheraton Kampala

The PM Communications team interviewed Mr. Ian Duncan, General Manager of Sheraton Kampala,... Sep 12, 2014


Your right partner in Uganda

Mr. Brian Kaggwa
Senior Partner of Impala Legal Advocates & Consultants

The PM Communications team interviewed Mr. Brian Kaggwa, Senior Partner of Impala Legal Advocates... Sep 05, 2014


Hercules takes security up a gear

Mr. Paul Simon
Deputy Chairman of Hercules Support Limited and Consultant of International Security

The PM Communications team interviewed Mr. Paul Simon, Deputy Chairman of Hercules Support... Sep 03, 2014


A plan with a vision

Dr. Wilberforce Kisamba Mugerwa
Chairperson of the National Planning Authority

The PM Communications team interviewed Dr. Wilberforce Kisamba Mugerwa, Chairperson of the... Aug 28, 2014


‘We are proud to have been here for 34 years’

Sebalu & Lule
Advocates and Legal Consultants

PM COMMUNICATIONS team interviewed Sebalu & Lule Advocates and Legal Consultants and spoke... Aug 28, 2014


The mechanisms for stability

Dr. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile
Governor of the Bank of Uganda

Governor of the Bank of Uganda Dr. Emmanuel Tumusline Mutebile discusses the central bank’s... Aug 27, 2014


‘Housing industry in the country is the fastest growing sector in our economy’

Hon Daudi Migereko
Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development

The PM Communications team interviewed Hon Daudi Migereko, Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban... Aug 12, 2014


From importing powdered milk from Europe to producing 2 billion litres a year: Uganda’s agristory

Tress Bucyanayandi
Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries of the Republic

The PM Communications team interviewed Tress Bucyanayandi, Minister of Agriculture, Animal... Aug 06, 2014


Uganda: One of the safest countries in Africa

General Odongo Jeje
Minister of State Defence of Uganda

The PM Communications team interviewed General Odongo Jeje, Minister of State Defence of Uganda,... Jul 30, 2014


Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni talks progress

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
President of Uganda

President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, gave this exclusive interview to United World at... Jul 16, 2014


Cotton opportunities

Mrs. Jolly Sabune
Managing Director of the Cotton Development Organization

Uganda has been making high-quality cotton for over 100 years, but still exports the majority... Jul 15, 2014


Mining is the golden nugget

Spiro Andy Tugume
Financial Controller of East African Gold

United World’s team sat with Mr. Tugume to discuss the latest trends in Uganda’s mining... Jul 15, 2014


Roads key priority for Uganda this year

Baguma Crescent Rusoke
Managing Director of BCR

As a landlocked country, the development of roads is crucial for Uganda’s continued economic... Jul 14, 2014


A “trusty and accomplished” to promote the air transport industry

Mr. Wenceslaus Rama Makuza
Managing Director of the Civil Aviation Authority

With 13 domestic airports as well as an international airport – including another international... Jul 11, 2014


The birthplace of Robusta coffee

Mr. Henry Ngabirano
Managing Director Uganda Coffee Development Authority

As the birthplace of Robusta coffee, coffee production is incredibly important to the Ugandan... Jul 10, 2014



LOCATION:

East-Central Africa, west of Kenya, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo



AREA:  

total: 241,038 sq km



CLIMATE:

tropical; generally rainy with two dry seasons update paises set descripcion = December to February, June to August); semiarid in northeast



TERRAIN:  

mostly plateau with rim of mountains



NATURAL RESOURCES:     

copper, cobalt, hydropower, limestone, salt, arable land, gold



GOVERNMENT TYPE:     

republic



CAPITAL:     

name: Kampala



INDEPENDENCE:     

9 October 1962 update paises set descripcion = from the UK)



CONSTITUTION:     

several previous; latest adopted 27 September 1995, promulgated 8 October 1995; amended many times, last in 2005 update paises set descripcion = 2011)



LEGAL SYSTEM:     

mixed legal system of English common law and customary law



GDP update paises set descripcion = purchasing power parity):     

$54.37 billion update paises set descripcion = 2013 est.)



GDP update paises set descripcion = official exchange rate):     

$22.6 billion update paises set descripcion = 2013 est.)



GDP - real growth rate:     

5.6% update paises set descripcion = 2013 est.)



GDP - per capita update paises set descripcion = PPP):     

$1,500 update paises set descripcion = 2013 est.)



GDP - composition, by sector of origin:     

agriculture: 23.1%

industry: 26.9%

services: 50% update paises set descripcion = 2013 est.)



AGRICULTURE - products:     

coffee, tea, cotton, tobacco, cassava update paises set descripcion = manioc, tapioca; potatoes, corn, millet, pulses, cut flowers; beef, goat meat, milk, poultry



INDUSTRIES:     

sugar, brewing, tobacco, cotton textiles; cement, steel production



LABOR FORCE:     

17.4 million update paises set descripcion = 2013 est.)



EXPORTS:     

$3.156 billion update paises set descripcion = 2013 est.)



EXPORTS - commodities:     

coffee, fish and fish products, tea, cotton, flowers, horticultural products; gold



EXPORTS - partners:     

Kenya 12.3%, Rwanda 10.3%, UAE 10.2%, Democratic Republic of the Congo 9.4%, Netherlands 6.1%, Germany 5.6%, Italy 4.4% update paises set descripcion = 2012)



IMPORTS:     

$4.858 billion update paises set descripcion = 2013 est.)



IMPORTS - commodities:     

capital equipment, vehicles, petroleum, medical supplies; cereals



IMPORTS - partners:     

Kenya 15.6%, UAE 15.4%, China 12.8%, India 11.7%, South Africa 4.1%, Japan 4% update paises set descripcion = 2012)



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