Desertification and Rural Development in Kacheri Sub-County, Kotido District, Uganda

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION

APPROVAL

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DEDICATION iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT iv

ABSTRACT v

TABLE OF CONTENTS vi

ACRONYMS! ABBREVIATIONS ix

LIST OF TABLES xi

CHAPTER ONE 1

PROBLEM AND ITS SCOPE 1

1.1 Introduction 1

1.2 Background of the study 1

1.3 Statement ofthe Problem 3

1.4 Purpose of the Study 4

1.5 General Objective 4

1.5.1 Specific Objectives On The Study 4

1.6 Research Questions 4

1.7 Null Hypothesis 5

1.8 Scope of the Study 5

1.8.1 Geographical scope 5

1.8.1 Content scope 5

1.8.3 Time scope 5

1.9 Significance of the Study 5

1.lOFigurel 7

1.9 Operational definition of key terms 8

CHAPTER TWO 9

LITERATURE REVIEW 9

2.0 Introduction 9

2.1 Theoretical framework 9

2.2 Environmental Degradation and Disaster Risk 9

2.3 The link between disaster risk reduction, development and the environment 10

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2.4 Effects of Desertification .12

2.5 Drought and Desertification 12

2.6 Previous attempts to overcome the problems of desertification 14

CHAPTER THREE 18

METHODOLOGY 18

3.0 Introduction 18

3.1 Research Design 18

3.2 Study Population 18

3.3 Sampling Procedure 18

3.4 Sample Size 18

3.5 Tools of Data Collection 19

3.5.1 Questionnaire 19

3.5.2 Interviews andfocus group discussion 19

3.6 Sources of Data 19

3.6.1 Primary sources 19

3.6.2 Secondary sources 19

3.7 Data Analysis 19

3.8 Ethical considerations 20

3.9 Limitations of the Study 20

CHAPTER FOUR 21

ANALYSIS, PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS 21

4.0 Introduction 21

4.1 Biographic features of respondents 21

4.1.1 Gender 21

4.1.2 Marital status of the respondents 22

4.1.3 Education levels 22

4.1.4 Designation 23

4.1.5 Religious affiliation 24

4.1.6 Definitions of desertification according to respondents 25

4.1.7 Types of Season Visa Vies Longevity 26

4.2 Socio-Economic Activities 26

4.2.1 Effects of desertification on development 27

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4.2.2 Human activities that contribute to desertification 27

4.2.3 Rating on the Impact of Desertification On Agriculture 28

4.3 Significance of Eradicating Desertification as a Contribution to Rural Development of

Kacheri Sub County 28

4.4 Challenges 30

4.5 The Hindrance to Solving the Challenges Experienced During the Fight against

Desertification and Improving Rural Development in Kacheri Sub County 31

4.6 Methods used in fighting desertification and improving rural development in Kacheri subcounty 33

4.7 How the government is promoting the fight against desertification and rural development in

Kacheri Sub County 34

CHAPTER FIVE 36

SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 36

5.0 Introduction 36

5.1 Summary Findings 36

5.2 Conclusions 36

5.3 Recommendations 37

REFERENCES 39

APPENDIX I: SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES 40

APPENDIX II: FIELD BUDGET 41

APPENDIX III: INTERVIEW GUIDE FOR THE LOCAL COMMUN ITY 42

APPENDIX IV: QUESTIONNAIRE 43

ABSTRACT The study was carried out on desertification and rural development in Kotido district where by Kacheri Sub County was used as the case study. The study objectives included to establish the extent of desertification in Kacheri sub-county, to find out the extent of development in Kacheri sub-county, to establish if there is significant relationship between the level of desertification and the level of rural development. These guided the study and determined the data that the researcher collected from the field through interviews and questionnaires. The study used an exploratory research design to explore into issues concerning the practice of desertification and rural development in Kacheri sub county, simple random sampling was used to select a representative sample from the study population where a sample size of 80 respondents were selected for the study. Data was collected from both primary and secondary sources using documentation, interviews and questionnaires, collected data was analyzed qualitatively using thematic analysis to generate relate data into tables that helped the researcher in discussing the findings. The study indicated that desertification was leading to reduction of rural development in that most of the people were not in position to engage in their usual agricultural activities like farming and livestock rearing because the rain was inadequate for crops, pasture and water for their animals and all this has made people move to nearby settlements like LOBANYA, LOLELIA and LOTAYANT because this areas were still not yet affected by human destruction like cutting down of trees for firewood and overgrazing. This is because these areas were before taken to be insecure places. Therefore, for rural and economic development to be realized in Kacheri Sub County and Kotido district at large the fight against desertification should be encouraged and enforced by various stakeholders like community members, sub-county administrators, sub-county political wing, development partners and the district administration.

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Frontiers, E. & DAVID, L (2022). Desertification and Rural Development in Kacheri Sub-County, Kotido District, Uganda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/desertification-and-rural-development-in-kacheri-sub-county-kotido-district-uganda

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Frontiers, Edu, and LEPERA DAVID "Desertification and Rural Development in Kacheri Sub-County, Kotido District, Uganda" Afribary. Afribary, 18 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/desertification-and-rural-development-in-kacheri-sub-county-kotido-district-uganda. Accessed 02 Oct. 2022.

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Frontiers, Edu, and LEPERA DAVID . "Desertification and Rural Development in Kacheri Sub-County, Kotido District, Uganda". Afribary, Afribary, 18 Aug. 2022. Web. 02 Oct. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/desertification-and-rural-development-in-kacheri-sub-county-kotido-district-uganda >.

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Frontiers, Edu and DAVID, LEPERA . "Desertification and Rural Development in Kacheri Sub-County, Kotido District, Uganda" Afribary (2022). Accessed October 02, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/desertification-and-rural-development-in-kacheri-sub-county-kotido-district-uganda