Factors influencing access to agricultural information by commercial urban farmers in Kampala city, Uganda

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Commercial urban farming in Kampala is greatly challenged by inability to access agricultural information and agricultural department's lack of knowledge on farmers' information needs. In addition absence of designated areas for agriculture means that locations are ever changing, therefore a need for a comprehensive database. The purpose of the study was to contribute to the promotion of agriculture information dissemination to commercial urban farmers (CUFs). Descriptive statics was used to identify and document farmer information needs and effective information pathways. Logit model using ordinary least squares was estimated to determine social economic factors that influenced access and use of agricultural information and Mann Whitney test was used to assess levels of preferences of information sources for making production and marketing decisions for sub groups that were created.
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2011
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East Africa
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RUFORUM Theses and Dissertations
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Open Access
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Gilbert Obati Obwoyere & Lukman Mulumba (PhD)
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Printed resource
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xiv, 95