Risk-related perceptions for rural household decisions to grow Vitamin A bio- fortified sweetpotatoes in Uganda

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The vitamin A bio-fortified sweetpotato, commonly known as the Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) is an important food for fighting vitamin A deficiency in Uganda, particularly in rural households, although its use remains low. This study investigated the role of risk perceptions in rural households’ decisions to grow OFSP. Data were derived from a cross-sectional questionnaire survey of 341 male and female household heads randomly selected from two rural districts of Uganda. Scaling and factor analyses verified data reliability and construct validity, after which multiple regression analyses tested hypothesized relationships. Gender differences were tested. Results found that risk perceptions encouraged rural household heads to grow the OFSP (F=3.937, p
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2018
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East Africa
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