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Commercial Sugarcane Farming and Rural Youth Livelihoods in Eastern Uganda

Forskningsprojekt
Pågående forskning
Projekttid
2018 - pågående
Projektägare
Institutionen för socialt arbete

Kort beskrivning

This study explores the implications of commercial sugarcane farming on rural youth livelihoods in Uganda. It is a case of capitalist development as a pro-poor, rural development venture. While envisaged a potential solution poverty in Uganda, there is there is limited evidence of whether and how commercial farming can impact on the poor groups. This study thus, particularly examines the sugarcane farming impact of sugarcane farming on rural youths who are not only the largest proportion of the population but also, categorically vulnerable. Preliminary findings show that the outcomes from sugarcane farming are both positive and negative but largely skewed to the relatively well-off categories.