CLIMATE VARIABILITY, AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY AND HOUSEHOLD WELFARE OUTCOMES IN UGANDA
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CLIMATE VARIABILITY, AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY AND HOUSEHOLD WELFARE OUTCOMES IN UGANDA

14 September 2023

Summary

Against this backdrop, this thesis investigates the effect of variability in climate on the productivity of agriculture and the welfare outcomes of households in Uganda. [...] 1.7 Contributions of the thesis The thesis adds to the body of literature by examining empirically the effect of variations in climate on productivity of agriculture and welfare outcomes of households such as household consumption expenditure in Uganda. [...] So far, lack of an in-depth and a countrywide study that combines household level and long-term climate data to analyse the effect of variability of climate on productivity of agriculture has curtailed the decision-making and planning process among the farming households, government, and other participants in the sector. [...] The specific objectives of the study include: (i) To analyse the effect of the variability of climate on agricultural productivity in Uganda. [...] The paper uses the total factor productivity approach to identify the effect of climate variability on the overall productivity of the agricultural sector and the selected common crops grown in Uganda.

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143
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Kenya

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