The Impact of Access to Agricultural Services on Maize Productivity in Uganda
Over the years, the government has continuously increased funding to the agricultural sector through providing agricultural services to farmers. Therefore, the study’s broad objective was to examine the influence of access to agricultural services on maize productivity in Uganda. Specifically, the study analysed the access to credit services, extension services and access to markets and their influence on maize productivity. The analysis was based on Uganda Census of Agriculture data collected in 2008/2009 by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBoS). Employing regression analysis, results show that access to credit services, extension services and market significantly increase maize productivity. Therefore, study recommends that government need to strengthen farmer’s to access credit, extension services and markets is necessary to improve low levels of farm yields in maize production in Uganda.