This brief gives context for and provides analysis of the project ‘A Behavioural Economic Analysis of Agricultural Investment Decisions in Uganda’. The project was funded by the Department for International Development - Economic and Social Research Council ‘Growth Research Programme’ (DEGRP)
Starting in 2012 and wrapping up in 2015, the project – led by Dr Arjan Verschoor and Dr Ben D’Exelle from University of East Anglia – investigated how smallholder farmers in Eastern Uganda perceived financial risks, and whether this influenced decisions to invest in productivity-boosting technologies such as fertiliser, seeds and irrigation.
Steve Wiggins (2016) Risk aversion among smallholder farmers in Uganda. DEGRP Research in Context
Published 31 January 2016