Household objectives and achievement levels among Uganda’s hot pepper, french beans and okra crops farmers

Ugandan farmers are increasingly adopting perceived High Value Crops (HVCs) including Chillies (Capsicum annum), French beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), and Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus). This is aimed at addressing priority household objective of increasing incomes. This paper aimed at determining the priority problems that farmers’ strive to achieve when they adopt these HVCs and the extent to which the objectives are achieved. Empirical results show that among the priority objectives, payment of school fees, investing in trade, good cash flow, procurement of more land, medical care, purchase of livestock and a car or motorcycle, only the fees objective were being achieved using HVCs income.
Les agriculteurs ougandais adoptent de plus en plus de cultures reconnues de grande valeur (HVCs) comprenant les piments (Capsicum annum), les haricots verts (Phaseolus vulgaris), et l’okra (Abelmoschus esculentus). Ceci poursuit l’objectif d’adresser les priorités des ménages dans l’augmentation des revenus. Le présent article vise à déterminer les problèmes prioritaires que les agriculteurs s’efforcer de résoudre quand ils adoptent ces HVCs et l’ampleur à laquelle les objectifs sont atteints. Les résultats empiriques montrent que, parmi les objectifs prioritaires ( le paiement des frais scolaires, investir dans le commerce, bonne trésorerie, acquisition de beaucoup de terres, les soins médicaux, l’achat du bétail et d’une voiture ou une moto), seul l’objectif des frais scolaires a été atteint en utilisant le revenu des HVCs.
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