The Role of Agriculture in The Economic Development of Rural Areas: A Case Study of Kamuganguzi Sub-County Kabale District.
The study focused on the role of agriculture in the economic development of rural areas of the Kamuganguzi sub-county Kabale district. The Study research objectives were to determine the major factors that affect the agricultural in economic development of rural areas of Iamuganguzi Sub-county Kabale district, to analyze the impact of agricultural productivity in the economic development of rural areas of Kamuganguzi Sub-county Kabale district, and to suggest possible strategies to improve on the role of agriculture in the economic development of rural areas Kamuganguzi Sub-county Kabale district. The related literature review was reviewed and two variables were identified in the study where by agriculture was the independent variable and economic development was the dependent variable. . The methodology of the study was cross¬sectional research design and it explored both qualitative and quantitative data. A sample size of 52 respondents was selected from farmers of the Kamuganguzi sub-county. The recommendations of the study included; there should be involvement of extension workers in decision-making and consultation on policies regarding agricultural and rural development and their ability to influence these decisions the study included, the role of rural farmers in the economic development of Uganda in Kamuganguzi sub-county is one of the dynamic economic activities in creating economic changes in Kamuganguzi which has been increasingly important to empower farmers towards agricultural development. Rural farmers in agriculture development are one of the significant schemes through which empowerment of farmers, in tenns of provision of incentives, decision making, utility, and skill up gradation. The study concluded that the role of agriculture in socio-economic development has enriched their income, savings, and empowerment. The involvement of the farmers considerably contributes to the improvement and perfection of the quality of life, social status, and confidence of the members, Farmers lead and play an important role in economic transformation, infrastructure building, and welfare activities. Rural agriculture in development are one of the significant schemes through which empowerment of farmers, in terms of better credit schemes and provision of agricultural inputs. Considering the huge number of poor discriminated and deprived women in agriculture.
Role, Agriculture, Economic Development, Rural Areas, Kamuganguzi Sub-County, Kabale District
Turyatunga, Apollo (2022). The Role of Agriculture in The Economic Development of Rural Areas: A Case Study of Kamuganguzi Sub-County Kabale District. Kabale: Kabale University.