Farming Methods And Food Security In Uganda A Case Study Of Nyakwea Sub-County Abim District

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ABSTRACT

The main objective of the study is to examine the impact of farming methods on food security

in Uganda. It was guided by three specific objectives that were to investigate the forms of

farming in Nyakwea Sub-county, to find out the relationship between farming and food

security in Nyakwea Sub-county as well as to investigate the measures to address food

security in Nyakwea Sub-county. Literature review was done by reviewing related literature

on study variables as put forward by different scholars. It focuses on the influence of poor

farming methods on food insecurity and reviews the related literature basing on the stated

specific objectives of the study. The research was a cross sectional survey design that

involved quantitative and qualitative methods which were administered using questionnaires.

The design was preferred because it was easy for the researcher to draw conclusion and the

researcher easily base on the views of respondents to reach at conclusions and make

recommendations. Afier data collection is done, the researcher analyzed the collected data

and as well he presented it using the frequency tables and percentages. From the findings it

was indicated that majority of the respondents Agree that farming is a Sources of cash

income for poor households taking a percentage of 37(44%) out of the total number of

respondents, 20(23.8%) stated that it is Key inputs to crop agriculture, 13(15.5%) stated that

Productive farming can add value to ‘idle’ land, 8(9.5 %) stated that farming provides draught

power and manure while 6(7.1 %) sated that farming maintains household survival . The

researcher concluded that the world will always raise the most food the most economically

and in the most environmentally responsible way when farmers plant the right crops for their

local climate and soils using the right technology, then trade with others for the benefit of all.

If every country set a goal of food self-sufficiency; the world would have much less food. It

was then recommended that, Greater investment in agriculture by the public and private

sectors is necessary to increase global food production. A boost in funding and attention in

the following key areas is needed: transportation, distribution, storage and energy

infrastructure; agricultural research and development; agricultural science, extension,

education and the promotion of best practices; and governance around legal and business

structures to encourage private sector investment.

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APA

SSA, R (2021). Farming Methods And Food Security In Uganda A Case Study Of Nyakwea Sub-County Abim District. Afribary.com: Retrieved June 20, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/farming-methods-and-food-security-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-nyakwea-sub-county-abim-district

MLA 8th

Research, SSA. "Farming Methods And Food Security In Uganda A Case Study Of Nyakwea Sub-County Abim District" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 03 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/farming-methods-and-food-security-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-nyakwea-sub-county-abim-district . Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

MLA7

Research, SSA. "Farming Methods And Food Security In Uganda A Case Study Of Nyakwea Sub-County Abim District". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 03 Jun. 2021. Web. 20 Jun. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/farming-methods-and-food-security-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-nyakwea-sub-county-abim-district >.

Chicago

Research, SSA. "Farming Methods And Food Security In Uganda A Case Study Of Nyakwea Sub-County Abim District" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed June 20, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/farming-methods-and-food-security-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-nyakwea-sub-county-abim-district