Comparative cost of production analysis in East Africa : implications for competitiveness and comparative advantage

Report is an analytical attempt to highlight areas of comparative advantage and disadvantage in various East African countries and suggest ways in which these countries could improve regional and individual competitiveness in production and trade via optimal resource allocation. Its summary of findings on competitiveness of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania in producing coffee, maize, beans, and cotton provides a means for each of these countries to rank and prioritize their agricultural product ion enterprises on the basis of comparative advantage. It provides these countries a guide for making cho ices on which crops to emphasize. The study is also a useful contribution to the process of data set collection and dissemination in the area of agricultural comparative advantage and regional trade. It should be useful in guiding governments, donors, and the private sector in making important decisions that relate to these issues.

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