Agricultural inputs on household crop production in Uganda:

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Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management
The study seeks to investigate the relationship between agricultural input and household crop production in Mukono District. The objectives of the study were: to find out the profile of the respondents in term of gender, marital status, age, education level and income level, to determine the relationship between hired labor on plot and household crop production., to find out the relationship between agricultural inputs, and household banana production, to find out the relationship between agricultural inputs, and household maize production, determine the relationship between gender of the household head and household crop production, It was found that agricultural inputs play a key role in household crop production; female was found to be the major contributors in crop production, education level, change in cropping system, and the level of technology. In conclusion therefore household crop production cannot stand without agricultural input such gender, education level, cropping system, change in technology such as the use of fertilizers, use of tractors, irrigation among others. More knowledge on use of organic manure to supplement chemical fertilizer should be given or imparted into farmers. Furthermore, extension efforts should be directed towards promoting the adoption of improved varieties, weeding, and management practices for controlling diseases and field and storage pests. Farmers who intend to store their harvested crops should be advised to treat their stored crops against insect infestation, since hired labor does seem to increase household crop production, there is need to think of other types for labor to supplement household member labor on the plot. This could be in form of government revisiting the old system where tractors and ploughs were availed to almost all sub-counties and would be used by farmers at very low cost because of subsidies from government.
A Research Report Submitted to the College of Economics and Management Science in Partial Fulfillment of the Award of Bachelor’s Degree in Art Economics of Kampala International University.
Agricultural inputs, Household crop production, Uganda, Mukono district