Factors Affecting Small Scale Coffee Production In Bukomansimbi District: A Case Study of Kibinge Sub-County
Ssekidde, Elly Mwanje
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The aim of this study was to determine the factors affecting small scale coffee production in Bukomansimbi district and analysis was done using primary data obtained by interviewing the farmers about the 2016/17 harvesting season and review of relevant literature. Our dependent variable was level of coffee output and our independent variables were the farmer’s sex, level of education, household size, and level of income, credit accessibility and farm size. Data analysis was done using STATA. Pie charts and frequency tables were used for the univariate analysis, Analysis of Variance and Spearman’s rank correlation for the bivariate analysis and multiple linear regression for the multivariate analysis. The results showed a significant positive relationship between the farmer’s household size, level of income, farm size and the level of coffee output. This was backed by evidence from other related studies. Based on these findings, the researcher recommended that projects be set up to train farmers on other non-farm activities in order to increase their non-farm income and also the need for reliable and sustainable land reforms in order to enhance productivity.