Uganda

War experiences and gendered responses to post conflict reintegration: The case of Lira district in northern Uganda

The chapter discusses war and post conflict experiences and gendered responses to reintegration in northern Uganda. It also assesses women’s efforts to contribute to post conflict reconstruction efforts amidst gender inequalities. The chapter arises from a study conducted in Lira district of northern Uganda in 2007. The actor oriented approach and gender analysis provided the analytical framework of the study. Data collection methods were qualitative including focus group discussions, in-depth interviews as well as case studies to better represent experiences and actions.

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The Impact of Agricultural Co-operative's on Women's Empowerment: Evidence from Uganda

This article contributes to understanding the potential of agricultural co-operatives to boost women’s empowerment and close gender gaps in sub-Saharan Africa. It provides quasi-experimental evidence of the impact of membership of an agricultural co-operative on women’s capabilities, their power and ability to influence decisions, and intra-household productive and reproductive labour divisions. It uses the P’KWI Farmer to Farmer Co-operative Society in north-eastern Uganda as a case study.

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The Competitiveness of Domestic Rice Production in East Africa: A Domestic Resource Cost Approach in Uganda

The rapid increase of rice imports in sub-Saharan Africa under the unstable situation in the world rice market during the 2000s has made it an important policy target for the countries in the region to increase self-sufficiency in rice in order to enhance food security. Whether domestic rice production can be competitive with imported rice is a serious question in East African countries that lie close, just across the Arabian Sea, to major rice exporting countries in South Asia.

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Prospects and Constraints of Finger Millet Production in Eastern Uganda

Finger millet (Eleusine coracana L.) is a major staple and cash crop in northern, eastern, western and southwestern Uganda. However, research on the crop has been limited. As such, a survey was conducted in eastern Uganda (Kumi, Pallisa and Kamuli districts) to establish the status of the crop, its production constraints and prospects for its development. A semi-structured questionnaire was administered to fifty households per district, during the period October-December, 1998.

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Participatory Identification of Farmer Acceptable Improved Rice Varieties for Rain Fed Lowland Ecologies in Uganda

Rice ( Oryza sativa check for this species in other resources L.) is increasingly an important food and income generating crop in eastern Africa. Unfortunately, its production is characterised by low yields largely caused by minimal utilisation of improved varieties and poor production techniques. In response to the rising rice demand, rain-fed lowland rice production in the country is associated with field expansion rather than intensification. Consequently, farmers are encroaching on vulnerable ecologies, especially the wetlands.

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Is bean really a woman's crop? Men and women's participation in bean production in Uganda

Common bean one of the grain legumes that was traditionally considered a subsistence crop and therefore a woman’s crop in Uganda was prioritized for commercialization. This has transformed the crop from being a subsistence crop (food security crop) to a commercial crop with more men engaged in its production. Little is known about the possibility of gender conflicts in production activities as the crop finds market.

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How Does the Choice of the Gender Indicator Affect the Analysis of Gender Differences in Agricultural Productivity? Evidence from Uganda

We use OLS and decomposition techniques to investigate gender differences in agricultural productivity in Uganda. Using nationally representative surveys from years 2009–2012, the analysis applies different gender dummies – female head of household, female plot holder, and female plot manager- to investigate how the variable of choice affects the calculation of the gender gap. Our analysis obtains different results depending on the gender variable of choice.

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Households and Food Security: Lessons from Food Secure Households in East Africa

What are the key factors that contribute to household-level food security? What lessons can we learn from food secure households? What agricultural options and management strategies are likely to benefit female-headed households in particular?

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Genetic analysis of resistance to Alternaria leaf petiole and stem blight of sweetpotato in Uganda

Alternaria blight (Alternaria spp.) is an important sweetpotato disease in Uganda causing yield losses of over 50 % in susceptible genotypes. In Uganda, Alternaria bataticola and Alternaria alternata are the major species with A. bataticola the more aggressive of the two. The most effective control measure for this disease is the use of resistant genotypes. This study was conducted to determine the inheritance of resistance to Alternaria blight and the general and specific combining abilities of the available germplasm.

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Gender Dimensions of Farmer's Perceptions and Knowledge on Climate Change in Teso Sub-Region, Eastern Uganda

Perceptions and knowledge play a key role in shaping individual and collective response to climate change. Understanding gender dimensions of climate change perceptions and knowledge contributes to effective climate change adaptation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate male and female farmers’ perceptions, knowledge as well as its (knowledge) determinants with respect to climate change in the Teso sub-region, eastern Uganda. Data from male- and female-headed households were analysed using descriptive statistics, Chi-Square, linear and multinomial logistic regression.

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