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Wageningen University (2013)

Growing potatoes : production and consumption in East Africa

Witte, J.C.

Titre : Growing potatoes : production and consumption in East Africa

Auteur : Witte, J.C.

Université de soutenance : Wageningen University

Grade : Master of Science (MS) 2013

In this thesis the organization of potato markets in four East African countries, i.e. Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, is surveyed, focusing on both production and consumption characteristics of ware and processed potatoes for the countries separately as well as for East Africa in general. Also, consumption is simulated for 2015 and 2020 according to different scenarios, including population growth, income growth and changes in prices of potatoes and maize. Finally, a SWOT analysis is carried out for East Africa in general and strategies for East Africa’s potato sector are given. The study mainly focuses on qualitative information, obtained by a desk study of the four countries and their potato markets. Existing micro datasets are used, to obtain information about recent production circumstances and statistics of East African potato producers. A simulation analysis and a SWOT analysis are carried out to project future consumption and developments of the East African potato sector

Mots clés : potatoes / marketing / markets / production / consumption / east africa


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