Quest for economic development in agrarian localities: lessons from West Nile, Uganda

Wilson Enzama

Research output: Working paperAcademic


This paper describes and analyzes the operational strategy of West Nile region, a typical low local capability community, in pursuit of local economic development. Special emphasis has been placed on the development of groups of survival beekeeping-enterprises and their integration in the local economy. The region provides an interesting example of what public-private partnerships can offer for local economic development. Secondly, it is an attempt to document, in a coherent manner, the activities and contributions of the key actors in the honey and beeswax value chain, including support from complementary institutions. Finally, it conceptualizes and theorizes the practice of beekeeping, honey extraction, processing and marketing in West Nile. Possible lessons that can be learnt from the experience are also identified and discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationThe Hague
PublisherInternational Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Number of pages46
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

SeriesISS working papers. General series

Bibliographical note

ISS MA Research Paper Award winner for the academic year 2006-2007.


  • ISS Working Paper-General Series


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