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Adoption of Organic Agriculture in Rakai District, Uganda

Francis Richard Jumba

ISBN 10: 3659360937 / ISBN 13: 9783659360930
Published by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2013
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Title: Adoption of Organic Agriculture in Rakai ...

Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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Uganda is one of the countries where Organic agriculture has thrived for sometime. However, because of its’ perceived labour intensity some small scale farmers are reluctant to adopt it. This book therefore aims at exploring the dynamics of adoption of organic agriculture in Kyalulangira sub-county, Rakai district located in Uganda. It sought to find out how farmers perceived organic agriculture, the reasons for the persistent use of synthetic agrochemicals in the area, the factors affecting organic agriculture adoption , the challenges to organic agriculture practice in the sub-county as well as farmers’ recommendations for popularising organic agriculture in the area. Following a survey design, we interviewed one hundred fifty randomly selected farmers from the five parishes of Kyalulangira sub-county, Rakai District. Results from the study indicate that organic agriculture is mainly perceived as farming without synthetic agrochemicals. Farmers’ knowledge/awareness of organic agriculture and cost of production are the main factors influencing adoption.

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Francis Richard Jumba: Studied International agriculture and food marketing at University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Lecturer Faculty of Agriculture Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi.Currently a PhD student. Main areas of interest are farm management,agricultural socio- economics food marketing and production economics.

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