Uganda was selected as the focus country in East Africa and PPLPI initiated activities in Uganda in April 2004. Uganda not only represents a typical sub-Saharan African economy with a high level of rural poverty and a relatively large number of livestock-dependent poor, but the current political climate also offers good prospects for pro-poor livestock policy reform, as shown by the endorsement of the Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP) and the Plan for Modernisation of Agriculture (PMA). Engagement in Uganda could, therefore, provide an important building block on which to promote wider pro-poor livestock policy reforms in the region.
This paper constitutes a summary of the involved parties, strategies, workshops and missions in Uganda within the dairy policy development process.
PPLPI, FAO, Rome, Italy, 9 pp.