Citrus Market Access in Kyoga Plains Agricultural Zone in Uganda

Horticulture is among the fastest growing agricultural subsectors in Uganda. However, limited attention has been given to the strategic marketing of its produce. Therefore this study is assessing the effect of institutional, infrastructural and socioeconomic factors on smallholders’ access to citrus market. Preliminary results indicate that quantity of output, output price and point of sale affect access to market.
L’horticulture est parmi les plus dynamiques sous-secteurs agricoles en Ouganda. Cependant, peu d’attention a été accordée au marketing stratégique de ses produits. Par conséquent, cette étude est en train d’évaluer l’effet des facteurs institutionnels, infrastructurels et socio-économiques sur l’accès des petits producteurs aux marchés d’agrumes. Les résultats préliminaires indiquent que la quantité de la production, le prix à la production et le point de vente affectent l’accès au marché.
Extended Abstract for Cross Cutting Fields
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East Africa
RUFORUM Conferences and Workshops
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Open Access
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The 2012 RUFORUM Biennial Conference is the third in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholers in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. The third Biennial Conference was attended by 657 participants.  This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Cross Cutting Fields.