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  • 1. FEATS PROJECT Uganda: Draft Terms of Reference for Second Phase Research Study A Policy Study of the Linkages between Agricultural Productivity and Rural Livelihoods on the one hand and Trade in Agricultural and Trade Facilitation on the Other: Recommendations for Poverty Reduction and Development for a Landlocked Country like Uganda. By Mwmbutsya Ndebesa Dept. of History & Dev. Studies Makerere University, Uganda
    • Brief economic, trade and social profile of the agriculture sector in Uganda: trends in total and main crop-wise production, agricultural exports and imports, formal and informal employment in agriculture, rural poverty, and land tenure system. (Annual time series for the last ten years or so)
    • Trends in agricultural productivity: developments in the productivity of main crops in the last ten years. Trends in livelihood status: poverty levels and indicators, nutrition and food security status, and human development index in the last ten years.
    • Landlockedness and trade facilitation issues: identification of main physical, infrastructural and institutional constraints due to landlockedness and under-developed trade facilitation measures particularly as they relate to agricultural sector; description of key corridor projects
    • Policy framework: key features of development, trade, agriculture and trade facilitation policies and their linkages
    • Agricultural productivity, trade and livelihoods
      • Questions:
      • What is the relationship between agricultural productivity and agriculture trade performance?
      • What is the relationship between agricultural trade performance and rural livelihoods and employment?
      • What is the relationship between agricultural price changes and rural productivity?
      • How do inequalities (access to land, income distribution, gender, etc) affect agricultural productivity and rural livelihoods.
      • What are the constraints to rural farmers in accessing domestic urban markets?
  • 4. ANALYSIS cont …
    • Landlockedness, trade facilitation, and trade in agriculture
    • Questions :
      • What are the main constraints for trade in agriculture resulting from land lockedness?
      • What are the transaction costs to exporters of agricultural commodities?
      • What are the past, present, and planned trade facilitation measures that attempt to address the identified constraints?
      • What are the main corridor schemes and how do they address the identified constraints?
  • 5. ANALYSIS cont …
    • National, regional and international policy dimensions, and the role of stakeholders
      • Questions:
      • What are the key features of national policies and programmes related to agriculture, trade and trade facilitation?
      • What has been the impact of agricultural trade liberalisation policy on agricultural productivity?
      • What is the impact of regional (e.g., EAC) and international (under the WTO) rights and obligations on national policies on trade, agriculture and trade facilitation?
      • Who are the main domestic stakeholders? What is the level of their respective capacities and involvement in relevant policy making and implementation?
      • What is the role of international donors with focus on agricultural productivity and corridors development?
  • 6. ANALYSIS cont …
    • Synthesis of linkages
    • Questions:
    • What are the existing positive and negative linkages among agricultural productivity, trade in agriculture, trade facilitation and landlockedness, and rural livelihoods?
    • How well are these linkages understood? How can the understanding of these linkages be improved among policy makers and relevant stakeholders?
    • How do the relevant policies (e.g., related to agriculture, trade, and trade facilitation) take these linkages into account? What are the gaps?
    • What are the positive and negative impacts of regional and international commitments under the relevant trade agreements?
    • How can the positive linkages be strengthened and negative linkages addressed? What can be a holistic framework for comprehensive analysis and coherent responses?
    • What are the main capacity building needs?
    • To visit the Ministries of Agriculture, Trade, Finance etc, to collect primary data in their respective reports
    • To visit some research institutions, eg, CBR, EPRC, MISR to collect both primary and secondary data.
    • To visit the various relevant websites
    • To collect some primary data from trade and farmers associations
    • The researcher will also have some consultations with experts from universities, research institutes and relevant statutory bodies such as the Export Promotion Board
    • Draft findings to be presented to the National Stakeholders’ Dialogue for validation.
    • Recommendations to the government particularly the National Planning Authority (NPA)
    • Recommendations to the development partners
    • Recommendations to the CSOs, particularly farmers organizations
    • Recommendations to the private sector and business organizations
    • Recommendations to research institutes and universities
  • 9. TIME LINE 04/19/11
  • 10. Thank You 04/19/11