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Drought and Food Security in Bukomansimbi District, Uganda

Drought and Food Security in Bukomansimbi District, Uganda
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Author(s): Mbowa Henry Stanley (Kampala University, Uganda)
Copyright: 2025
Pages: 15
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Sixth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Founding Editor-in-Chief, Information Resources Management Journal (IRMJ), USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-7366-5.ch011


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This chapter established the relationship between drought and food security in Bukomansimbi district, Uganda. It employed a cross-sectional survey design with mixed methods data approaches. It targeted 1996, and a sample of 322 respondents was determined by Krejcie and Morgan formulae. The researcher used questionnaires, observation, and interviews to collect data, and analyzed using SPSS to generate descriptive and inferential statistics. Qualitative data were transcribed to generate themes and analysed using content value analysis. Results indicated that drought contributed 38.6% while and other factors accounted for 61.4% to variation of food security; further, temperature had (β= 0.176) while precipitation had (β= -0.572) to food security. It recommends that Bukomansimbi district should devote to activities that sustain weather conditions, natural resource and environment officers should sensitize and equip households with competences in smart agriculture, and the department of agriculture should support farmers with quality agriculture inputs.

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