Determinants of profitability of small scale banana production in Wakiso district
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In Uganda, highland Bananas are considered as the finest fruits and the most important in terms Wakiso District include farmers years of experience, size of land owned by an individual farmer Banana production in Wakiso district is influenced by factors such as access to credit, access to and farmers access to credit. The study used cross sectional data and employed quantitative method of data analysis to market, access to local banana varieties, availability of family labor and middle men to average age of all farmers was 43 years and the lowest and highest age for farmers were 23 and small scale banana production in Wakiso district. of food value, food security and food availability. Banana has a positive impact on household Majority (34.18%) banana farmers in Wakiso District had no formal education, most (44.3%) of generate the results. Data were collected using open and closed ended questionnaires. farmers received more profits compared to female farmers because the former had easy access to 6.0% growth rate targeted. The purpose of this study was to assess the determinants of productivity and profitability of Vision 2040, the highland banana production and productivity is still low and falls short of the the farmers were married and had spent 5 and above years while growing banana (77.22%). The Wakiso District spend their earnings from banana on school fees (59.49%). income and alleviating poverty through increased output. However, according to NDP III and resources than the later. The study concludes that farmersyears of experience, size of land were from male headed households (70.89%) and majority of the small scale banana farmers in continuously engage in banana production. The factors that determine banana profitability of in 70 years respectively. In addition, majority of the small scale banana farmers in Wakiso District The study also found a significant relationship between gender and profitability of farmers. Male owned by an individual farmer and farmers access to credit determine banana profitability in Wakiso district.