In your district, have agricultural extension services like NAADS increased crop productivity?
Agriculture is Uganda is the leading force of economic growth and poverty reduction and 80% of the poor living in rural areas mainly depend on subsistence agriculture as their income source for survival. However, the industry suffers from a lack of access to agricultural information, knowledge and improved technology among rural poor farmers in the country.
In 2001, an Act of Parliament set up the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) to address these issues but it was dissolved recently by the President due to non-performance. Farmers still remain poor and there is no evidence of increased productivity in the sector.
However, NAADS was able to positively change the lives of some individuals. For example, 70 year old Florence Nakulumia from Bugiri started growing mushrooms with the help of NAADS and now makes 4 million shillings every four months.
In your district, are there success stories where agricultural extension services like NAADS have increased household crop productivity?
C. I don't know
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