The Impact of Cocoa Growing on the Sustainable Livelihood of People: A Case Study of Kanyansimbi Bundibugyo District.

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Kampala International University, Colleges of humanities and social sciences
The research examined the relationship between cocoa growing and the livelihood of Kanyansimbi people in Bundibugyo district. It was guided by three objectives that is; To examine the impact of cocoa growing on the sustainable livelihood of the people of Kanyansimbi Bundihugyo district, to find out the challenges of cocoa growing in Kanyansimbi Bundibugyo district and to identify the solutions to the challenges of cocoa growing in Kanyansimbi Bundibugyo district. The study was conducted at, Kanyansimbi Bundibugyo district. Therefore it was easy l~or the researcher to move from one place to another because he stays within the area in case, this helped me to carry out the study. The study employed a cross sectional research design to attain acknowledgement and information from the field. There was collection of both qualitative and quantitative data using questionnaires given to a sample of 60 respondents from the field. The researcher found out that there is a positive relationship between cocoa growing to the livelihood of the people this implies that cocoa growing has improved the standards of living providing sustainable livelihoods to the people of Kanyaiisimbi, Bundibugyo district. It was lound out that there are number of challenges facing cocoa growing in the region among which included, Poor variety and age of the existing tree, the prevalence of pests and diseases, the inadequate adoption of good farming practices, Partial fermentation caused by imperfections in the market chain, Poor soil conditions. However despite all the challenges, it was found out that there are strategies laid towards improving cocoa growing in the region. This implies that there are strategies that have been put in place to improve on cocoa growing for the betterment of sustainable livelihood of the people of’ Ka n ansi inbi, B undibugyo district. The research recommends that’s there is need for the cocoa growers to introduce better methods of cocoa growing and proper Education of the public about the cocoa growing within the district. The government should also support these local producers through giving them better seeds. farming tolls and buying their produce to help the local producers gain from cocoa.
A Research Report Submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Science in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration of Kampala International University.
Cocoa Growing, Sustainable Livelihood, People, Bundibugyo District.