How Farming Practices Should Shape Single Spine Agriculture Extension Service Provision in Uganda

How Farming Practices Should Shape Single Spine Agriculture Extension Service Provision in Uganda

Uganda’s effort to mitigate rising food insecurity and meet income needs using prevailing farming practice is unsustainable. A transformation in agricultural production and productivity is needed. This productivity is partly dependent on well-managed and innovative good farming practices, including soil fertility, freshwater delivery, and pollination and pest control. Current farming practices need to be revamped for farmers to adopt environmentally less damaging agricultural practices (pre and post) for sustainable agricultural production, hence the Single Spine extension services should provide new and innovative ways to do so. For example fertilizer use by farmers is still very low, extension workers need to build farmer capacity to adopt to new crop enhancing inputs to boost farmer incomes and ensure food security. This brief describes how farming practices can shape the new public extension system. It is based on a research report that examined the appropriateness of the proposed single-spine public extension system.

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