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Title:Social entrepreneurship in Uganda: exploring a different approach in development
Author:Leliveld, AndréISNI
Year:2015
Issue:23
Pages:29
Language:English
Series:ASC occasional publications
City of publisher:Leiden
Publisher:Africa Studies Centre
ISBN:9789054481485
Geographic term:Uganda
Subjects:small farms
farmers
entrepreneurs
economic development
External link:https://hdl.handle.net/1887/36481
Abstract:This publication tells the story of MWH Impact Investors' approach to rehabilitation and economy recovery in northern Uganda, and how this has been explored and applied to promote agriculture and agricultural entrepreneurship among local farmers in Pader district. MWH's proposition is that the promotion of economic development should be part of rehabilitation efforts in fragile, post-conflict regions from the outset. Their assumption is that if people become economically more self-sustained, the chance of new insurgencies will diminish drastically. MWH has therefore started initiatives and investments in northern Uganda to create opportunities for local farmers to start a viable and profitable family farm. This booklet serves two purposes. Firstly, it makes MWH's approach and experiences in Northern Uganda visible to practitioners and policymakers who are interested and involved in promoting rehabilitation and economic development in fragile areas. Secondly, it is designed to initiate exchange and discussion on how and to what extent an entrepreneurial approach can contribute to making farming not only possible in Northern Uganda but also profitable, and what role private actors can play in this process. [ASC Leiden abstract]