AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AND PRICE FLUCTUATION IN UGANDA. A CASE STUDY OF NAMUNGO SUB COUNTY, MITYANA DISTRICT

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION

APPROVAL

DEDICATION iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT iv

ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS viii

ABSTRACT ix

CHAPTER ONE 1

INTRODUCTION 1

1.1 Background of the study 1

1.1.1 Historical perspective 1

1.1.2 Conceptual perspective 3

1.1.3 Theoretical perspective 4

1.1.4 Contextual perspective 5

1.2 Statement of the problem 5

1.3 Purpose of the Study~ 6

1.6.0 Hypothesis of the Study 7

1.6.1 Scope of the Study; 7

1.6.2 Content scope of the Study; 7

1.6.3 Geographical scope 7

1.6.4 Time scope 7

1.7 Significance of the study; 8

1.8 Definitions of key terms; 8

V

CHAPTER TWO ~g

LITERATURE REVIEW 9

2.0 Introduction 9

2.1 Figure 1: A Conceptual frame work of the study 9

2.2 Theoretical review 10

2.3 Review of Related Literature 11

2.3.1 The level of agricultural output produced by small scale farmers in Uganda 11

2.3.2 The trend of prices of agricultural products of small scale farmers in Uganda 12

CHAPTER THREE 14

METHODOLOGY 14

3.0 Introduction 14

3.1 Research Design 14

3.2 Research Population 14

3.3 Sample size 14

3.4 Sampling technique 15

3.5 The Research Instrument 15

3.6 Methods of Data collection/Data collection Procedure 15

3.7 Data Analysis 15

CHAPTER FOUR 16

PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION 16

4.0 Introduction 16

4.1 Personal Information 16

4.1.2 Gender of respondents in Namungo Sub-County, Mityana District 16

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4.1.2 Age of respondents in Namungo Sub-County, Mityana District .17

4.1.3 The Marital Status of respondents in Mityana District 17

4.1.4 The Education of respondents in Namungo Sub County, Mityana District 18

4.3: The effects of agricultural Production on Price different commodities for farmers in

Namungo Sub-County, Mityana District 23

4.3.2: Increased profits as a result of high prices of agricultural products in Uganda...24

4.4.3 Many Farmers make losses because they sell their products at very low prices in

Uganda 25

4.4.4 Prices of agricultural Products in Uganda vary because farmers grow similar crops.

26

4,4.5 Those who harvest their Products early sell them at higher prices compared to

those who harvest and sell later 27

CHAPTER FIVE 28

DISCUSSIONS, CONLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 28

5.0 Introduction 28

5.1.3 The trend of prices of agricultural products of small scale farmers in Namungo

Sub County 29

5.1.4 The effects of agricultural production on prices of different commodities for

farmers in Namungo Sub-County, Mityana 29

5.2 Recommendation 30

5.3 Limitations of the study 30

5.4 Areas of further research 31

REFERENCES 32

APPENDICES 33

VI

ABSTRACT

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 2.0.3.0 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.

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