The influence of poverty alleviation programme in improving the livelihood in rural Uganda: a case of Kyenjonjo Town council, Kyenjonjo district

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The study focuses on the influence of poverty alleviation programs on improving the live hoods on the rural population in Kyejonjo district. It was noted that the rural population depend on agricultural sector and research findings noted that Agricultural growth is seen to benefit farm households due to poverty alleviation programs in rural live hoods directly by raising incomes and food security, but also to benefit both urban and rural households by promoting higher wages, lowering food prices, increasing the demand for consumer and intermediate goods and services. The findings show that the impact of poverty alleviation programs impact the rural population on; Wage earners were noted by 20% of the respondents in Kyejonjo district that it impacts on poverty alleviation program for rural population. Permanently employed agricultural workers Self-employed, Employment was noted by respondents that 25% of the findings show that poverty alleviation program create employment in Kyejonjo district. Adding that large landowners: run enterprises specialized in agricultural production. They use advanced technologies and benefit from access to credit, crop insurance, and technical assistance in Kyejonjo district. The finds show that poverty alleviation programs has a lot of challenges to implement such as integrate more strategically all the sectors of the economy particularly as they impact on the most disadvantaged and marginalized groups of society (the poorest of the population in Kyejonjo district. It was concluded that the government need to reshape the programs that are pro poor to improve on rural live hoods of the population in Kyejonjo district.
A research report submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a bachelor’s degree of Development Studies of Kampala International University
Poverty alleviation, Livelihood, Rural Uganda