Agricultural production and price fluctuation in Uganda :

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Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management
This study entitled Agricultural Production and Price fluctuations was conducted in Namungo Sub County, Mltyana district for a period & four months. The major objectives of the study included the establishment of the level of agricultural output produced by small scale farmers in Mityana district, the trend of prices of agricultural products and then the effects of agricultural production on price fluctuations in Mityana dIstrict. The methodology used in this study was the descriptive cross-sectional research designs by using both the qualitative and quantitative approach and primary data was used as the major source of data for the study. The study findings on the personal information respondents revealed that there are more males in the study than females because they are directly engaged in farming mainly between the age of 30-39 with secondary education as the highest level of qualification The findings on the level of agricultural output revealed that habit of farmers, technology and market are the major drivers in the volume of output in Mityana district This was discovered by the overall mean of responses being between 2.0-3.0. On the other hand, the findings on the price fluctuations trend also revealed that demand, supply and market trend are the major factors that may cause fall or rise In prices of agricultural products also found out with a mean response of between and the farmers made suggestion that the government should regulate the market to ensure stability of prices both In the short run and in the long run. Md lastly, the researcher concluded that the level of agricultural output and the trend of prices of these output generally are the major causes of price fluctuations in Mityana district as revealed by the study results.
A research report submitted to the college of economics and management in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of Bachelors Degree of Economics and Applied Statistics of Kampala International University
Agricultural production, price fluctuation, Namungo sub County