Drought Stress and Adaptation Strategies in Kumi and Amuria Districts of Uganda

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Harriet Kabasindi
Juventine Boaz Odoi
Moses Isabirye


Abstract. This study investigated smallholder farmers’ drought adaptation strategies in 246 randomly
selected households in Kumi and Amuria districts of Teso sub region of Uganda. Primary and
secondary data were collected, the former through individual interviews, focus group discussions and
key informant interview and the latter through document review. The results revealed that drought
stress was above -4 kilo pascal within the period 2006–2016. The adaptation strategies applied
included cultivation of food crops that can be preserved and offering of labour on other people’s
farms as a survival strategy. Promotion of early warning mechanisms; easy access to farm inputs;
group formation and consolidation; and affordable irrigation technology are recommended to enhance
farmers’ resilience.

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Kabasindi, H. ., Odoi, J. B. ., & Isabirye, M. . (2021). Drought Stress and Adaptation Strategies in Kumi and Amuria Districts of Uganda. Uganda Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 21(1), 41–56. Retrieved from http://journal.naro.go.ug/index.php/ujas/article/view/135
Author Biographies

Harriet Kabasindi, Busitema University

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Juventine Boaz Odoi, Makerere University

School of Agricultural Sciences,

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences