UJAS Vol 14, No. 2, 2013

Vol 14, No. 2, 2013

The demand for rice Oryza sativa in Uganda has exceeded local supply resulting into importation of several other rice varieties and brands to meet the deficit. Lack of information on consumer preferences hinders decision-making to invest in the rice sub sector. This study seeks to provide information on consumer preferences of most rice brands and varieties on the local market.

Aconsumer survey and sensory analysis were undertaken in the study. The rice consumers' survey was conducted among 475 households from 8 selected rice growing districts in Uganda using astructured questionnaire to establish culinary attributes of rice preferred. Sensory analysis wasconducted by a 25-person controlled sensory panel that evaluated 17 boiled varieties and brands of rice using a hedonic scale of 1-7, to rank basic culinary attributes. Consumers' survey revealed that 27 % of households consumed rice among the starchy food types.

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Preferences of Ugandan consumers for rice varieties and brands on the local market
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Inheritance of resistance to Pyricularia grisea in GULU-E finger millet blast resistant variety
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J.C. Aru , N. Wanyera and P . Okori

The decline of Alestes baremose Boulenger, 1901 and Hydrocynus forskahlii (Cuvier, 1819) stocks in Lake Albert: Implications for sustainable management of their fisheries
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Integrated nutrient management for orange-fleshed sweet potato in south eastern Nigeria
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H. Muyinza , M. Komurembe , A. Lugoloobi , G . Musit alla and G . Aguti

The effect of artisanal preservation methods on nutritional security of "Mukene" Rastrineobola argentea caught from Lakes Victoria and Kyoga in Uganda
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M. Masette and J. Kwetegyeka

Effects of financing mechanisms in enhancing commercialization: The case of banana marketing in Kenya
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T. Karanja-Lumumba , G . Argwings-Kodhek and F . Murithi

Effect of temperature on the development, reproduction and mortality of the sweetpotato weevil Cylas brunneus (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Brentidae)
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Effects of cage fish culture on water quality and selected biological communities in nor thern Lake Victoria, Uganda
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Use of Ca-bentonite to ameliorate moisture and nutrient limitations of sandy soils in drought stricken areas
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Effect of paddy drying depth using open-sun drying on drying time and mill recovery of Kaiso variety in eastern Uganda
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A. Candia, T .E. Oker , J. Muzei , J. Olupot , J. Yawe , B. Emapus and W. Okiror

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