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dc.contributor.authorMbowa, Swaibu
dc.contributor.authorMwesigye, Francis
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-21T09:56:11Z
dc.date.available2021-12-21T09:56:11Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/889
dc.description.abstractLow Irish potato yields negatively affects growth of the agriculture economy, and consequently the incomes of population dependent on potato production in Kigezi sub-region. The low yields are largely driven by non-adoption of productivity enhancing technologies - fertilizer, improved seed, and agro chemicals. Estimates from IITA agronomic survey data indicate that use of high quality seed with fertilizer increases potato yield from 6.4 MT per hectare to 16.5 MT per hectare, which leads to an increase in potato production, at national level, from 867 thousand metric tons to 2,234 thousand MT annually. This would increase by 157% fold the monetary value potatoes produced from Ugx 628 billion (USD 187 million) to Ugx 1,619 billion (USD 484 million) per annum. The estimated loss of potential income by farmers is approximately Ugx 991 billion (U$ 298 million). The loss is due to limited intensification, such as low application of fertilizer and improved seed, at the production level of the value chain. Further analysis of profit margins along the potato value chain suggest that commercialization, and value addition are income enhancing.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEconomic Policy Research Centreen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries;67
dc.titleIndicative Lost Income due to Limited Technology use in Irish Potato Productionen_US


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