Food production, arable land size and population growth in Uganda from 1990 to 2010

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Kampala International University, College of Economics
This study set out to investigate the relationship between food production, arable land and population growth. The objectives of this study were; to examine the relationship between Food Production, Arable Land Size and population growth in Uganda, determine the level of food production in Uganda from 1990 to 2010, determine the level of arable land size in Uganda from 1990 to 2010, and the level of population growth in Uganda from 1990 to 2010. The study employed a cross-sectional survey design since it examined data for a short time; it was also a descriptive-correlation and expost facto. The Population of this study was the published and non published reports on the variables of the study from 1990 to 2010. The study targeted annual reports by the semi autonomous bodies. The study found out that the level of food production has been increasing since 1990 to 2010. It also revealed that population has been increasing linearly since 1990 to 2010. The level land was also increasing although in some years it was static. The study established a significant relationship at 0.05 level of significant between; Food production and population growth, Food production and Arable land size, and Arable land Size and Population growth. Basing on the findings the researcher recommended government cooperation with local Non-Governmental Organizations with activities related to land, agriculture, food security and population, strengthening the existing policies concerning population, food and land use.
A thesis presented to the school of postgraduate studies and research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree Masters of Arts in Economics
Food production, Population growth in Uganda, Arable land size