Determinants of Adoption of Soil Erosion Control Technologies in Mt. Elgon Highlands in Eastern Uganda

The study made an inquiry into the determinants of adoption of soil erosion control technologies in Bukwo and Kween districts. We found adoption would be high if farmers own different types of farm tools, get frequent extension advice, are close to output markets, own many hectares of land, and have higher income. Some of the recommendations based on the findings are expansion of coverage of relevant extension services and support to farmers to enable them increase their incomes so that they can afford to acquire the different types of tools used in application of soil erosion control technologies.
L’étude a fait une enquête sur les déterminants de l’adoption des technologies de lutte contre l’érosion dans les districts de Bukwo et de Kween. Nous avons trouvé que l’adoption serait élevée si les agriculteurs possèdent les différents types d’outils agricoles, obtiennent des conseils d’extension fréquents, sont proches des marchés de produits, possèdent beaucoup d’hectares de terres, et ont un revenu plus élevé. Certaines recommandations fondées sur les conclusions sont l’expansion de la couverture des services pertinents de vulgarisation et le soutien aux agriculteurs pour leur permettre d’augmenter leurs revenus afin qu’ils puissent se permettre d’acquérir les différents types d’outils utilisés dans l’application des technologies de lutte contre l’érosion.
Extended abstract under Enhancing Natural Resource Management
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 The 2012 RUFORUM Biennial Conference is the third in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholers in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. The third Biennial Conference was attended by 657 participants.  This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Enhancing Natural Resource Management.