Agricultural Education and Empowerment of Subsistence Farmers

This study explored agricultural education under the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) programme in Uganda.

Agricultural Education and Empowerment of Subsistence Farmers

This study explored agricultural education under the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) programme in Uganda. It was critical since about 80% of the population depend on agriculture for livelihood, so improving this economic activity deserved attention. Since 2001, the NAADS programme was started to empower farmers to demand for advisory services and adopt modern farming techniques. The study sought to understand how and whether subsistence farmers were empowered using the adult education principles. Being qualitative, the study used in-depth interviews, observations and documentary sources. Findings were that agricultural education followed a top-down approach with no active involvement of farmers at the programme formulation design. Though some subsistence farmers exhibited good results, many were not empowered. Since the principles of adult education were largely ignored, subsistence farmers did not improve their productivity and farming systems and so, their livelihoods were not transformed.

More Books:

Agricultural Education and Empowerment of Subsistence Farmers
Language: en
Pages: 116
Authors: Mugoya Paul David B W
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-24 - Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

This study explored agricultural education under the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) programme in Uganda. It was critical since about 80% of the population depend on agriculture for livelihood, so improving this economic activity deserved attention. Since 2001, the NAADS programme was started to empower farmers to demand for advisory
Education, Creativity, and Economic Empowerment in Africa
Language: en
Pages: 259
Authors: T. Falola, J. Abidogun
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-20 - Publisher: Springer

Education and the arts offer multiple, mutually clarifying lenses through which to examine and understand issues of poverty and empowerment. Here, both are combined in a fascinating look at how these two often overlooked elements promote social equality and cultivate personal agency across Africa's diverse political-economic landscapes.
Women, Education and Empowerment
Language: en
Pages: 468
Authors: Digumarti Bhaskara Rao
Categories: Women
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

Women and men are equal in every human concern in this world. They are equally competing in almost all spheres of work and power and are equally achieving the set goals. Culture, economy and polity may be barriers to women in certain parts of the globe, still women and marching
Fostering transformation and growth in Niger's agricultural sector
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Fleur Wouterse, Ousmane Badiane
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-16 - Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers

For Niger, the development of agriculture is essential to strategies to raise incomes and eradicate poverty in a sustainable manner, without further depleting its natural resource base. While traditional approaches to agricultural development have emphasized food security and have been rather technology focused, African countries are increasingly emphasizing the role
Food Security, Gender and Resilience
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Leigh Brownhill, Esther Njuguna, Kimberly L. Bothi, Bernard Pelletier, Lutta Muhammad, Gordon M. Hickey
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-22 - Publisher: Routledge

Through the integration of gender analysis into resilience thinking, this book shares field-based research insights from a collaborative, integrated project aimed at improving food security in subsistence and smallholder agricultural systems. The scope of the book is both local and multi-scalar. The gendered resilience framework, illustrated here with detailed case