Charles L. TumuheAfrican Rural University, Uganda
Title: Food Stuff Available on Market Stalls and Restaurants in Rural Urban Centers; a Case of Kagadi Town, Uganda
This study established the food types consumed, suppliers, and challenges faced in their trade in Kagadi Town Council (KTC), Uganda. Data was collected using questionnaires and key informant interviews and analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences and Micro Soft Excel to get descriptive statistics. The results indicate that the main foods in KTC are; crops, and poultry, fish, beef, and goat meats. Foods items in short supply are; potato (Solanum tuberosum), pumpkin (Cucurbita spp.), local chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus), cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta), mango fruits (Mangifera indica), apple fruits (Malus domestica), sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) and chicken eggs. The suppliers of these foods are located in the neighboring districts; Kabarole, Kyenjojo, Hoima, Kibale, Kampala and Mubende districts, Uganda. KTC obtains most food from outside its boundaries. KTC has high potential for food market. There are items already on the market and others are not supplied though demanded. There is need to support local farmers and traders to overcome the challenges around the food value chain
Charles L. Tumuhe has completed a degree of Master of Science at Makerere University, Uganda. He is the head of the research unit at African Rural University and a government agricultural extension officer. He has authored eight publications and co-authored three others. He has reviewed five research articles in reputable journals and supervised student research at the University.