Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/4737
Title: Problems of improving agricultural technology in peasantry societies in Uganda
Authors: Caroline, Apio
Keywords: Agricultural technology
Peasantry societies
Uganda
Issue Date: Mar-2015
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: The study was about the problems of improving agricultural technology in peasantry societies in Uganda; a case study of Ngetta sub county, lira district. The study was based on the following: Three objectives; to establish modernization strategies of improving agricultural technology in peasantry societies, to establish the problems affecting modernization strategy in peasantry; societies and to examine the relationship between agriculture modernization and food production n peasantry societies. A sample of 70 respondents both female and male peasants from the; societies of Ngetta sub county, lira district were used for the study. The study employed a case study research design and methodology used was both qualitative and quantitative. Questionnaires and documentary review were the major tools of data collection. In regard to modernization strategies of improving agricultural technology in peasantry societies, it was revealed by majority 50.00% of respondents strongly agreed for Plan for Modification of Agriculture (PMA), 17.14% agreed for Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP), 61.43% strongly agreed for National Development Plan (NDP), 58.57% of respondents agreed for Development Strategy and Investment Plan DSIP) and 41.43% of respondents agreed for Presidential Initiative on Banana Industrial development (PIBID) as agricultural modernization strategies that have been established b societies of Ngetta Sub County to improve agricultural technology. In regard to challenges to modernization strategies, it was revealed by majority 67.14% strongly agreed that agricultural modernization strategies fail to mention the importance of smallholders, yet it is meant to address their food and hunger problems, majority 44.29% agreed that agricultural modernization ;strategies bundle the peasants within the sector stakeholders, their needs and values being taken is similar to those of the private investors and development partners and majority 70.00% strongly agreed that agricultural modernization strategies consider peasantry as the unwilling system that has failed :0 give up its traditional methods and economic and political autonomy, making it difficult to modernize and develop agriculture. In regard to relationship between agriculture modernization md food production in peasantry societies, majority 51. .43% strongly agreed that agricultural modernization strategies play a double role of generating income and keeping food in the local markets, which would ensure sustained food supplies, majority 52.86% strongly agreed that agricultural modernization strategies shield rural housel holds from global market price shocks, since the majority are self-sufficient; consuming their own staples. The researcher recommended
Description: A research report submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies of Kampala International University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/4737
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