Uganda

First record of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Uganda

An invasive pest, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) has been observed infesting tomato Solanum lycopersicum L. (Solanales: Solanaceae) in Central Uganda. The affected farmer made the report, and upon visiting the farm, we observed tiny larvae, green to cream in colour with a black head feeding on tomato leaves, fruit, as well as tender stems. Also, we saw several tiny moths resting on screen house linings. Delta traps baited with TUA-Optima® (Russell IPM) were set in and around the affected farm. Dozens of moths were attracted and trapped on the sticky surface of the traps.

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Exploitation or Empowerment? Adolescent Female Domestic Workers in Uganda

Women’s participation in public employment spaces has emerged with new modes of domestic gender hierarchies, especially in the Global South. A new direction in child labor, especially in the domestic sphere, negatively affects female children. Drawing from a larger study that examined the experiences of employers and employees in domestic spaces, this article examines experiences of live-in adolescent female domestic workers, commonly referred to as “house girls”, in Kampala, Uganda. Data were collected using qualitative methods that included individual interviews and life stories.

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Determinants of Climate Change Adaptation Among Male and Female Headed Farm Households in Eastern Uganda

Adaptation is considered an appropriate response to climate change and variability, especially for the smallholder farmers. However, the response decisions and actions of male and female farmers may be influenced by various factor and factor combinations that are not adequately understood. We hypothesized that both male and female farmers are climate change conscious and responsive; and that there is a gender dimension to the choice of a climate change adaptation strategy.

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Diagnostic of banana processing for beverages including quantification of contributions to livelihood for cash and nutrition, food hazard analysis and gendered value chain analysis.

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Sustainable Inclusion of Smallholders in the Emerging High Quality Cassava Flour Value Chains in Africa: Challenges for Agricultural Extension Services

Building on research conducted under the Cassava: Adding Value for Africa (C:AVA) Project, Adebayo et al. examine the main challenges to cassava extension service partners in Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, and Malawi. The authors explore ways to limit the exclusion of smallholders from the commercialization of cassava production and marketing.

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Effects of transaction costs on choice of selling point: a case of smallholder banana growers in the Great Lakes region of Central Africa

This article examines the effects of transaction costs on the choice of marketing channel by smallholder banana producers (i.e. travel to the market to sell their produce versus selling at the farmgate). A probit analysis is used to identify the factors which determine the choice of a selling point. Variables capturing transaction costs are used in the analysis and these relate to searching for a trading partner, gathering information about the transaction, contracting, negotiating, monitoring and enforcing of contracts.

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Development of Inclusive Markets in Agriculture and Trade

This study is based on both secondary literature and primary data collection to provide the background and purpose of the DIMAT value chain project, and the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats facing the cassava value chain in Uganda. Overall, there is a significant domestic demand for cassava and an external demand. Cassava processing in Uganda has potential, and the government of Uganda has established centers to address key constraints to Uganda.

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Participatory gender-sensitive approaches for addressing key climate change-related research issues: evidence from Bangladesh, Ghana, and Uganda

This paper examines how existing participatory gender-sensitive research approaches address some key climate change-related research issues that CCAFS has prioritized.

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Determinants of consumers' willingness to purchase East African Highland cooking banana hybrids in Uganda

This paper uses a survey of 908 consumers that participated in farmer field days to evaluate various hybrid banana varieties from across four regions of Uganda. Sensory attributes such as taste, flavour, texture, colour of the food when cooked and bunch weight were considered. Descriptive statistics and analysis of variance were used to compare the sensory attributes of different banana hybrids and the prices consumers would be willing to pay for these varieties.

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Farmers' personal characteristics in assuring agricultural productivity: Lessons from sweet potato farmers in Teso, Uganda

Farmers constantly require incentives to stay in production. This paper discusses findings on farmers' personal characteristics salient in production among sweet potato farmers from the study done in Teso, Uganda. Both fanners and agricultural advisers consulted agreed that the weather is a big factor in agricultural production. Over 91% of the farmers expressed positive attitudes towards growing sweet potatoes which spelt their interest in farming. Conditions under which farmers worked affected enterprise productivity.

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