Organic Agriculture in Uganda

Rune Felthaus Jacobsen

Studenteropgave: Speciale

Abstrakt

Using smallholder farmers in Uganda as the field of study, this report examines how becoming a certified organic producer affects the income levels and living standards of low-income farming households. Using Ian Scoones' concept of sustainable livelihoods and livelihood resources as the frame of analysis, the switch to organic production is seen to have several positive effects, the most significant ones being a marked increase and stability of income, as well as increased food security caused by increases in food crop production. The report also includes an analysis of the major hindrances to the expansion of the organic sector in Uganda, the most important of which are found to be the indifferent attitude of the government, as well as capacity problems in the sector itself.

UddannelserInternationale Udviklingsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) KandidatTekSam - miljøplanlægning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato11 nov. 2009
VejledereClaus Henrik Heinberg

Emneord

  • organic agriculture
  • Uganda
  • sustainable livelihoods