Coffee is one of Uganda's most important exports - but productivity has stagnated. (Photo/ Flickr/ Gordontour)

Why Uganda Needs A Caffeine Fix: Lessons From Vietnam’s Coffee Success

Despite similar historical developments in the coffee sector, Vietnam’s agricultural production today is far more capital and input intensive than Uganda’s, resulting in higher yields per hectare.


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Coffee berries in Jinja, Uganda. Coffee is Uganda's leading export. (Photo/ Flickr/ Mark Adler)

Africa’s Export Diversity, Or Let’s Say The Lack Of It – Plus Some Surprises

Kenya is punching above its weight in diversification of exports – in the analogy of anthropologists, it is less of a hunter economy and more of a gathering one – all sorts of small items find their way to the export market