Exporting-and-Importing-for-a-Developing-Country

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Uganda is a landlocked country in the East African region. The country covers a total surface area of 241,038 Km², and is basically an agrarian economy with over 80% of the population deriving their livelihood from the agricultural sector. The country’s total population in 2005 was 26.8 million people with a relatively high growth rate of 3.31% compared to 2.6 percent for sub-Saharan Africa and 1.7 percent for low-income countries.Coffee, tobacco, tea, maize, livestock, fish and fish products, flowers and horticulture products are major exports and account for the bulk of the country’s export revenues (Food and Agricultural Organization , 2013). Thus, there is the potential contribution that small-scale food processing enterprises can make to the overall development of the agricultural sector and, in particular, the rural economy in Uganda. For instance, both milling and secondary processing are major sources of income for thousands of peoplein Uganda. In custom milling, customers bring

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Exporting and Importing for a Developing CountryBilly OkumuMKT 320 International MarketingJuly 28, 2013Andrea D. BenjaminStrayer UniversityBriefly (one [1] paragraph) describe the country and product that you selected for this assignment. Uganda is a landlocked country in the East African region. The country covers a total surface area of 241,038 Km, and is basically an agrarian economy with over 80% of the population deriving their livelihood from the agricultural sector. The countrys total population in 2005 was 26.8 million people with a relatively high growth rate of 3.31% compared to 2.6 percent for sub-Saharan Africa and 1.7 percent for low-income countries. Coffee, tobacco, tea, maize, livestock, fish and fish products, flowers and horticulture products are major exports and account for the bulk of the countrys export revenues [ CITATION Foo13 \l 1033 ]. Thus, there is the potential contribution that small-scale food processing enterprises can make to the overall development of the agricultural sector and, in particular, the rural economy in Uganda. For instance, both milling and secondary processing are major sources of income for thousands of people in Uganda. In custom milling, customers bring their grain to a mill and have it ground for either a small fee or a proportion of the flour. It is popular in rural areas and in less affluent districts of urban centers, where it provides a service to low-income customers who may not

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