Small- Scale farmers’ livelihood in Uganda: Egg Production for Rural Development

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2015-04-14
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Christy, Celize
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Managing small livestock, like poultry usually requires a marginal initial investment. Poultry livestock can be easily raised by rural impoverished farmers with limited inputs. The Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods (CSRL) have designed initiatives to aid smallholder rural farmers in the Kamuli District of Uganda. Through this research study we sought to understand how egg production is affecting the economic well-being of these farmers. In our study, we gathered data through surveys conducted in various villages within the Kamuli District. Helping us understand farmers’ limitations, challenges, and aspirations for egg production. Findings showed that many farmers are limited due to the lack of market access, limited income to expand production, and limited support from local organizations such as CSRL. Analyzing and understanding the variables farmers are facing can help non-government organizations establish sustainable strategies to benefit the livelihoods of rural smallholder farmers.

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