• EIMA Delegation
    EIMA Delegation
    A Delegation of EAEA Members involved in Agribusiness at the Italian Embassy in Kampala. They were sent off by H.E. Domenico Fornara
  • EAC Intellectual Property Workshop
    EAC Intellectual Property Workshop
    Workshop to Validate the Draft Report for the EAC Regional Policy for Science Technology and Innovation and Intellectual Property on 24th-25th September 2018 at Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Uganda-DRC Business Forum
    Uganda-DRC Business Forum
    The 7th Session of Uganda-DRC Joint Permanent Commission Senior officials meeting at Speke Resort Munyonyo, Meera conference hall. Strengthen cooperation between Uganda and DRC.
  • COMESA Competition Commission Training
    COMESA Competition Commission Training
    Sensitization And Training Of District Commercial Officers And Private Sector Umbrella Organizations On Competition Law And Practices At Ridar Hotel-Uganda 27th -28th September 2018
  • EAEA agri-business Members who attended the National Ploughing Championship, Dublin, Ireland 2018
  • Members of EAEA at a press meeting at the Irish Embassy in Kampala
  • A Delegation of EAEA Members at the Irish Embassy Kampala, before they set off to Ireland to attend the National Ploughing Championship
  • Ensuring that Entrepreneurs’ Interactions with national, regional & international organizations are mutually beneficial (Win-Win strategy).
  • Enhancing Skilled Human Capacity Development
  • We work to support the EAC economic, political, social and cultural integration
  • Promotion and development of markets both locally, regionally and internationally
  • Advocating for the rights of Entrepreneurs at all relevant national & regional fora, this includes but not be limited to: i) Government Ministries, departments and Authorities ii) Non-governmental organizations. iii) Councils and Municipalities iv) Any other relevant local, regional and international fora.
  • Encouraging the development of infrastructure (factory shells, incubation centers e.t.c) for the promotion of Entrepreneurs activities


Uganda is the pearl of Africa, ever green and located in East Africa with a population of over 40 million people. The country’s economy is largely based on agriculture, which accounts for over 70% of the country’s employment and is the primary source of income for many households.

In recent years, the Ugandan government has been working to diversify the economy and promote other sectors such as tourism, manufacturing, and services. The government has also implemented policies aimed at improving the business climate and attracting foreign investment.

In terms of exports, Uganda’s major exports include coffee, gold, tea, fish, and horticultural products such as flowers and vegetables. In 2020, Uganda’s total export earnings amounted to approximately $3.4 billion, according to the World Bank. Coffee alone accounted for about 17% of total export earnings, while gold contributed 11%.

On the other hand, Uganda’s imports are dominated by petroleum products, machinery and equipment, vehicles, and pharmaceuticals. In 2020, Uganda’s total imports amounted to approximately $6.5 billion, according to the World Bank.

The country’s trade deficit continues to widen, and there have been efforts to boost exports and reduce imports. The Ugandan government has been encouraging investment in value addition and manufacturing to increase exports of processed goods, which have a higher value compared to raw commodities. The government has also been working to increase the domestic production of goods that are currently being imported.

In conclusion, Uganda’s economy is largely dependent on agriculture, and the country has a significant trade deficit. However, the government is implementing policies to diversify the economy and promote other sectors. With continued efforts to improve the business climate, increase exports, and reduce imports, Uganda’s economy is poised for growth in the coming years.