The contribution of coffee growing on households’ welfare: a case study of Kayunga district
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The purpose of this study was to find out the contribution of coffee growing on households’ welfare a case study of Kayunga district. The objectives of the study were to assess the contribution of coffee growing to the Health status of the people in Kayunga District, to find out whether coffee growing has contributed to the education level of people in Kayunga District and to establish whether coffee growing has improved on people’s employment and incomes in Kayunga District. The study used both primary and secondary data in its analysis and the researcher used descriptive modes of analysis using mainly quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection to capture data. Data was collected using questionnaires were the researcher was asking the questions on the questionnaires and noting down the respondent’s answers. The findings of the study revealed that coffee growing has improved on the health status of the people, since they are in position to access medicine from private health centers using the incomes got from coffee growing. Similarly the findings also revealed that since the P- value (0.0001) for coffee growing is less than 0.05 the confidence level, we reject the null hypothesis and conclude with the alternative that education level of the farmers children depends on coffee growing. The study recommends that the Government should increase on the budget allocation on agriculture since most of the rural people depend on agriculture as their sole economic activity, Government through the ministry of trade should look for market outside Uganda for Uganda’s coffee as this will improve on the prices of Uganda’s coffee and the incomes of the rural people which will give farmers ability to pay school fees for their children.