Analysis of the factors that have contributed to persistent rural small holder production in agriculture and its implications to household poverty reduction
Nalubwama, Annet Lillian
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The study sought to analyse the factors that have contributed to the persistence of small holder production. In agriculture and its implication to rural household poverty, a case of Buloba village in Wakiso District. The study was carried out in Buloba village in Wakiso district were small production in agriculture has been persistent. Participants in the study were local people in the village from 30 household and 5 key informants who are the local leaders in Buloba village. It was both a qualitative study. The purpose of study was to analyse the factors that have contributed to the persistence of rural small holder production in agriculture and how it has impacted on household poverty reduction. The study found out small holder production has been on an increase to an extent where food security is not guaranteed in case of severe dry seasons from the findings, it was seen that subsistence production was the common type of production and because of this, households could not acquire necessities in life. The study found out that lack of agriculture extension services was a strong factor contributing to small holder production besides other factor contributing to small holder production besides other factors such as poor land tenure system, inadequate infrastructure, poor technology HIV/AIDS, laziness and many others. The study recommended better farming techniques to be taught to the people and provision improved seeds was paramount in increasing production and surplus for sale and through this household poverty reduction could be achieved.