The Kigezi district vegetable growers cooperative union ltd: a social, political and economic analysis

Study of the Kigezi District Vegetable Growers Cooperative Union Ltd., formed in 1965 in Kigezi District, south-western Uganda, and analysis of the social, political and economic factors involved. Problems of leadership and control are central to the discussion because all other problems are related to them: problems of organisational structure, the relationship between the union and its affiliated societies, membership, management, administration, financial organisation, production, marketing, transportation, and storage. Recommendations focus on the need for a clearly articulated government policy to raise the farmers’ level of consciousness and to train union members for self-reliance in manpower and control, thereby eliminating the present problems which stem from the union’s weak foundations, most of its members being illiterate and from the unreliability and inefficiency of the union’s employees, including the secretary/manager. Tables, notes.

Title: The Kigezi district vegetable growers cooperative union ltd: a social, political and economic analysis
Author: Kashuti-Zirahuka, Charles G.
Year: 1974
Periodical: Taamuli: a Political Science Forum
Volume: 5
Issue: 1
Pages: 18-38
Language: English
Geographic term: Uganda
Subject: agricultural cooperatives
Abstract: Study of the Kigezi District Vegetable Growers Cooperative Union Ltd., formed in 1965 in Kigezi District, south-western Uganda, and analysis of the social, political and economic factors involved. Problems of leadership and control are central to the discussion because all other problems are related to them: problems of organisational structure, the relationship between the union and its affiliated societies, membership, management, administration, financial organisation, production, marketing, transportation, and storage. Recommendations focus on the need for a clearly articulated government policy to raise the farmers’ level of consciousness and to train union members for self-reliance in manpower and control, thereby eliminating the present problems which stem from the union’s weak foundations, most of its members being illiterate and from the unreliability and inefficiency of the union’s employees, including the secretary/manager. Tables, notes.