The study looked at the Factors affecting upland rice growing for improved livelihood
among the people of Kakiri Sub County, Wakiso district. The study was guided by the
following specific objectives; finding out the relationship between production of upland
rice and the wellbeing of the natives, establish the extent to which the technology
employed affects the amount of rice produced, establish the impact of rice growing on the
environment and To identify the problem encountered in rice growing. The findings from
the study are expected to help the rice producers in Kakiri Sub County and Uganda in
general to adopt good farming methods and use appropriate techniques of production
which are environmentally friendly. The study findings are expected to be helpful for the
purpose of reference by other researchers. The study involved a total of 50 respondents.
Simple random sampling and purposive non random sampling were used to select the
respondents. Questionnaires, interview guide, participatory observation and group
discussions were used to collect data during the study. The study observed that there was
a close relationship between Upland Rice and Child Labor, Upland Rice and HIV/AIDS
Concern, and Rice and Household Food Security. However, it was noted that in attempts
to scare or reduce the impact of birds on farms, sometimes farmers use Carbon Furum, a
chemical deadly to kill birds. Carbon Furum is presumed not good for the environment.
The problems encountered in rice growing included but not limited to; Technology, Input
supply, Volumes of production, Quality Controls, Rice Market Appraisal, Production
constraints, Processing Constraints, Whole sale and constraintsand Consumption.
Generally, All the rice farmers use rudimentary systems of production to produce the rice
that is they use; Oxen, hand hoes, slashers, bush burning, sickles and pangas. This
therefore affects the quantity of rice produced because none of the fanners used any
modern equipment like tractors and this equally affected the output produced. The rice
farmers also use mainly direct planting which consumes a lot of rice grains to plant
instead of nursery beds that take less grain since the chances of the grain failing to germinate are minimized.
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Research, SSA and ROSE, NANKYA . "Upland Rice Growing And Its Environmental Impacts In Kakiri Sub County, Wakiso District" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 07, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/upland-rice-growing-and-its-environmental-impacts-in-kakiri-sub-county-wakiso-district