Evaluation of market opportunities of Meat in Uganda

Beef production in Uganda is estimated at an average of 160,000 metric tones per year giving the national meat consumption per capita in Uganda as 11 kg which is lower than the 40 kg recommended by the World Health Organization. The present study aims at evaluating market opportunities for good quality meat in Uganda. The Heckman 2-step model will be used to determine factors that influence the sales of quality meat. A probit model will be used to establish factors that influence traders’ choice of type of meat (beef) they stock. Results generated from this study will contribute to policy formulations of improved quality standards of meat in the country.
La production de viande bovine en Ouganda est estimé à une moyenne de 160.000 tonnes métriques par an donnant la consommation de viande par habitant en Ouganda de 11kgs, ce qui est inférieur à 40 kg la quantité recommandée par l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé. La présente étude vise à évaluer les opportunités de marché pour la viande de bonne qualité en Ouganda. Le modèle de « Heckman 2-step » sera utilisé pour déterminer les facteurs qui influencent les ventes de viande de qualité. Un modèle de probabilité sera utilisé pour établir les facteurs qui influencent le choix des commerçants du type de viande (boeuf) qu’ils stockent. Les résultats générés par cette étude contribueront à la formulation des politiques de normes de qualité améliorée de la viande dans le pays.
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