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Title: Rural farming and development in bukwa district eastern Uganda
Authors: Lilian, Chebet
Keywords: Rural farming
Bukwa district
Issue Date: Jul-2013
Publisher: Kampala International University, Colleges of Humanities and Social sciences
Abstract: The study investigated, “rural farming and development in Bukwa district, Eastern Uganda. The main reason of study was to establish the effect of rural farming on development and how It can be transformed to Improve the wellbeing of the population. The study mainly targeted the farmers. Questionnaires (self-administered Questionnaires) in-depth interview observation methods were used to get the required Information In which 350 respondents were interviewed in the whole study. Primary and secondary data sources were used to analyze and present the data in respective ways. Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods were used. The research study was descriptive in nature. The greatest number of respondents was females with the percentage of 61.4, the dominant age group was adults (20.0%), 61.7%of the population dropped out of primary 79.7% of the respondents were married. The study findings revealed that existence of high rates of illiteracy or low levels of education has led to low productivity in a sense that the people are Ignorant of the better methods of farming, improved quality seeds to grow, therefore with such in place development in the area has become a wild dream. The study concludes that governments, development partners and other stakeholders should take an extensive role In thorough sensitization of the local farmers on the essence of improved agriculture like use of hybrid seeds, fertilizers, Improved technology form example use of tractors and others and spell out their contribution to the increased and quality products which will lead to both rural and national development. The study recommends that Bukwa District (through the district agricultural officers and planning units) should engage in support of farmers in a spectrum of activities. For instance; under the NAADS programme, the districts undertake sensitization of farmers on NAADS promotion of technology and food security establishment of technology demonstration sites and agribusiness. The researcher recommends further research to be carried out on rural farming and individual income.
Description: A research dissertation submitted to the college of humanities and social sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the bachelor’s degree in development studies of Kampala international university
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies

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