Determinants of Land Management Practices in the Agricultural Highlands of Uganda: A Case of Kabale Highlands in Western Uganda

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The study investigated land management decisions in the agricultural highland area of Kabale district in South Western Uganda. Data were analysed using multivariate regression techniques.Results showed that demographic characteristics such as farmer’s age, household size and education level; and plot level characteristics such as slope gradient and crop types were significantly associated with the choice of land management practices. The study recommends the strengthening of training and extension education programmes to support the adoption of land management practices in the agricultural highlands. Extension training and services linked to crop types (annuals and perennials) need to be strengthened. Training and extension services should focus on the best practices to use based on the slope gradients of plots
L’étude examine les décisions de gestion des terres dans la région montagneuse agricole du district de Kabale au Sud-ouest de l’Ouganda. Les données ont été analysées à l’aide des techniques de régression multivariée. Les résultats ont montré que les caractéristiques démographiques telles que l’âge des agriculteurs, la taille du ménage et le niveau d’éducation ainsi que les caractéristiques de niveau de la parcelle telles que le gradient de la pente et les types de cultures ont été associées de façon significative avec le choix des pratiques de gestion des terres. L’étude recommande de renforcer les programmes de formation et d’éducation à la vulgarisation pour soutenir l’adoption des pratiques de gestion des terres dans les régions montagneuses agricoles. La formation à la vulgarisation et les services liés aux types de cultures (annuelles et vivaces) doivent être renforcés. La formation et les services de vulgarisationdevraient se concentrer sur les meilleures pratiques à utiliser en fonction des gradients de pente des parcelles.
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Extended abstracts submitted under Agricultural Marketing and Trade
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East Africa
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RUFORUM Conferences and Workshops
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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 stakeholders 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 Agricultural Marketing and Trade