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Title:Experiences, innovations and issues in agricultural extension in Uganda: lessons and prospects
Author:Mangheni, Margaret NajjingoISNI
City of publisher:Kampala
Publisher:Fountain Publishers
Geographic term:Uganda
Subjects:agricultural extension
agricultural education
Abstract:This collective volume documents and analyses Uganda's experiences with agricultural extension systems, which were first introduced by the colonial administration in the early 1900s. Notable innovations included liberalization in the early 1990s, decentralization of extension services to the districts in 1997, and the shift from public to private farmers-owned contract extension in 2001, which is the focus of this book. The book is organized into four sections. Sections 1 contains two chapters focusing on Uganda's experiences with a privatized contract farmer-owned extension approach (Margaret Najjingo Mangheni and Narisi Mubangizi; Francis Byekwaso, Vincent Kayanja, Allan Agaba and Grace Kazigati). Section 2 focuses on experiences of two innovative extension methodologies used in Uganda (Richard Miiro and Boniface Orum) and Ecuador (Colette Harris and Carmen Suárez). Section 3 deals with training and capacity development for extension innovations (chapters by Jeff Mutimba, Margaret Najjingo Mangheni and Frank Matsiko Biryabaho; and Jeff Mutimba and Paul Kibwika). Section 4 contains chapters on emerging issues that are assuming importance in agricultural extension service delivery, namely the implications of HIV/AIDS (Monica Karuhanga-Beraho) and environmental implications (Monica Karuhanga-Beraho and Emmanuel K. Beraho). [ASC Leiden abstract]