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Irish Potato Value Addition Innovations and Utilization of Value Added Products on Livelihood Improvement Among Utilizers in Kitumba and Bubare Sub-Counties, Kabale District

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The study was about Irish potato Value addition Innovations and Utilization of Value added Products on Livelihood Improvement among utilizers. The study specific objectives were to; identify value added products, their utilization and their effect on the livelihood improvement among utilizers, determine the factors affecting value addition of Irish potatoes and utilization of value added products on livelihood improvement and establish the relationship between Irish potato value addition innovations and livelihood improvement among utilizers. The study employed a cross-sectional research design and primary data was collected from 174 respondents. The data was analysed using SPSS version 22.0. The study concluded that that potato chips had a positive significant effect on livelihood improvement at 5% level of significance at p=.002*, Crisps were a strong predictor of utilizer’s livelihood improvement at 5% level of significance at p=.003*, a positive and a significant relationship were observed between potato peels/animal feeds and livelihood improvement at 5% level of significance at p=.002*), potato flour was a strong predictor of livelihood improvement 5% level of significance at p=.005). The study also concluded that there factors affecting value addition and utilization of value added products on livelihood improvement in Kitumba and Bubare Sub-counties, Kabale district. Such as; income status (p =.004), lack of knowledge on value addition technologies (p =.041), lack of storage facilities (p =.000), limited access to market information (p =.014), limited access to credit services (p =.024), and electricity shortages and load shading (AOR = 1.121, 95% CI:.226 - 2.566; p =.004). The study finally concluded that general correlation of.452 was observed between Irish potato value addition innovations and livelihood improvement through value addition. The study recommends that, policy makers should come up with loan package intended for those interested in value addition. Farmers and individual training sessions in form of workshops, seminars and farmer field days should be encouraged so as to enable farmers exchange ideas on how to add value to their sweet potato and learn from each other while at the same time encouraging them to produce more so as to take advantage of economies of scale.

DOI 10.11648/j.ijsdr.20241001.13
Published in International Journal of Sustainable Development Research (Volume 10, Issue 1, April 2024)
Page(s) 16-23
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Irish Potato Value Addition, Innovations, Utilization, Value Added Products, Livelihood Improvement Among Utilizers

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