Journal of
Development and Agricultural Economics

  • Abbreviation: J. Dev. Agric. Econ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9774
  • DOI: 10.5897/JDAE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 551

Full Length Research Paper

Performance of integrated and single cooperatives in bulk production and credit provision to smallholder farmers in Uganda

Mercy Nimusiima
  • Mercy Nimusiima
  • Department of Agribusiness and Natural Resource Economics, Makerere University, P. O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda.
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Johnny Mugisha
  • Johnny Mugisha
  • Department of Extension and Innovation Studies, Makerere University, P. O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
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Bernard Obaa
  • Bernard Obaa
  • Department of Agricultural Production, Makerere University, P.O Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda.
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Rolland Agaba
  • Rolland Agaba
  • Kachwekano Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute, National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO). P. O. Box 421, Kabale, Uganda.
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  •  Received: 16 December 2020
  •  Accepted: 06 April 2021
  •  Published: 31 July 2021


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