This is the fifth in a series of reports on the contribution of livestock to the economies of the IGAD
member states. The objective of this report is to assess the extent to which livestock’s contribution to
the Uganda national economy is reflected in national accounts, if necessary by assigning monetary
values to the non-marketed services that livestock provide.
The overall objective of the IGAD Livestock Policy Initiative (LPI) is to enhance the contribution of the
livestock sector to sustainable food security and poverty reduction in the IGAD region. The LPI project
covers IGAD member states Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda. The first report in
this series examined the contribution of livestock to Ethiopia’s agricultural sector GDP (IGAD LPI
Working Paper No. 02 – 10, 2010). Additional reports on Ethiopia (IGAD LPI Working Paper No. 02-11),
Kenya (IGAD LPI Working Paper No. 03-11), and Sudan (IGAD LPI Working Paper forthcoming) expanded
the scope of the original investigation to examine livestock-related economic benefits that are not
conventionally considered to be part of official GDP estimates.