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Livelihood diversification in Uganda: patterns and determinants of change across two rural districts

Livelihood diversification in Uganda: patterns and determinants of change across two rural districts

Smith, David Rider, Gordon, Ann, Meadows, Kate and Zwick, Karen (2001) Livelihood diversification in Uganda: patterns and determinants of change across two rural districts. Food Policy, 26 (4). pp. 421-435. ISSN 0306-9192 (doi:10.1016/S0306-9192(01)00012-4)

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Abstract

Despite the continuing centrality of agriculture to the rural economy of Uganda, households engage in diverse livelihood strategies. This paper presents findings of a two-district study of the role of various factors that influence livelihood trends and strategies. Qualitative and quantitative analysis reveals differences according to wealth, gender, and between traditional and non-traditional occupations. Comparisons drawn between the two districts—Kumi in the eastern region, and Rakai in the central region—identify social and historical, as well as contemporary levels of investment as the determinants of varying levels of livelihood diversification.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coping behavior, Gender, Government, History, HIV/AIDS, Income generating activities, Livelihood diversification, NGOs, Non-farm, Uganda, Trends
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Livelihoods & Institutions Department
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2016 15:49
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/13769

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