Policies for improved soil nutrient management, input marketing survey, 1999-2000

This survey was conducted to analyze the market-land degradation linkages by focusing on input traders in Uganda. The data presented originates from the first round of the survey, conducted in 1999-2000. A total of 148 input traders were sampled, which, due to the thinness of Ugandan input markets, included all licensed traders in most of the regions. Topics covered include general characteristics of the businesses, commercial relationships and networks, procurement, input packages, sales, relationship customers and suppliers, transportation and communication, human resources and cost structure, financial resources, investment, extension services, protection of property, and interventions.

The Input Marketing Survey is part of a larger project “Policies for Improved Soil Nutrient Management in Uganda” which attempts to assess the impact of different causal factors and identify effective policy strategies to combat soil nutrient depletion problem in the highlands of Uganda. The research has utilized market, community, and household surveys to measure the impact of past and present policies on soil nutrient management in the Ugandan highlands; and developed market and household level models based on the surveys to evaluate the impact of alternative policy options. A related survey conducted under the same larger project is Uganda: Policies for Improved Land Management Dataset, 1999-2001 which offers data on community concerns and priorities, establishment and change of local council boundaries, population change, use of local council revenue, infrastructure and services, programs and organizations, land rights, and collective resource management from 107 communities across Uganda.


The survey was conducted in collaboration with the Center for Development Research, University of Bonn (ZEF), Agricultural Policy Secretariat (APSEC), Uganda, National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO), Uganda, and Makerere University Faculty of Agriculture (MU). Funding for the survey was provided by the German Advisory Service for Development-Oriented Agricultural Research (BEAF), and the Norwegian Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

How to cite: 

Uganda: Policies for improved soil nutrient management, input marketing survey, 1999-2000. 2005. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) (datasets).

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