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Title: NAADS Programs and House Hold Income in Uganda of Kihiihi Subcounty-Kanuhigu District.
Authors: Abarihamwe, Alvan
Keywords: NAADS Programs
House Hold Income
Kihiihi Subcounty-Kanuhigu District
Issue Date: Sep-2015
Publisher: Kampala international University college of humanities and social science
Abstract: National Agriculture Advisory Service (NAADS) is a government of Uganda program under the ministry of Agriculture , Animal industry and Fisheries formed under NAADS Act of June 2001 , with an objective to develop a demand driven, farmer led agriculture service delivery system targeting the low income households mainly farmers with emphasis on women, youth, and people with disabilities. The project is currently in phase two and development goal is to improve the rural livelihood by increasing productivity and profitability in subsistence manner NAADS (2006). NAADS is today operating in more than 75 districts and more than 1032 sub counties including pen urban areas with the mission to increase farmers access to information, knowledge and technology for profitable agricultural production aimed at improving the low house hold incomes and to have a decentralized, farmer owned and private sector serviced extension delivery system contributing to the realization of agricultural sector development objective. Phase (I) was funded through an arrangement called Basket funding, where funds are pooled into a common ,,basket~ under the government consolidated fund. The cooperating partners contribute 80%, Government of Uganda 8%, local Governments 1O%, farmers 2%. However other arrangements of funding under phase (1) include European union, Agriculture Research Training Program (ARTP II) and Danid Alaa, M.G~L and James, S~N.(1996). The need for transformation of Agriculture in Uganda from producing for home consumption to commercial oriented agriculture has led to development of intervention programs under the framework of Plan for Modernization of Agriculture (PAM)~One such program is the National Agriculture Advisory services (NAADS) which is an outcome focused program targeting the constraints of agriculture advisory services due to the 1 faflure of r a ~! extension basej a rc~ch to brine ab~ uL ~uccivity and development o: agriculture (MAAIF,2000). National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) program of Uganda is an innovative public private extension service delivery approach, with the goal of increasing market oriented agricultural production empowering farmers to demand and control agriculture advisory services. NAADS is also a key component of the government’s plan to reduce the wide spread of very high low levels of income (poverty) by 28% by 2015. Low household income simply means poverty therefore, according to JO Godwin Parker (1971), poverty is getting up every morning from dirt- and illness strained mattress. The sheets have long since been used for diapers. Having low household income means living in a smell that that never disappears. This is a smell of urine, sour milk spoiled food sometimes joined with the strong smell of long cooked onions MUSOKE (7th October 2007). The NAADS activities for the funds provided includes National coordination and supervision by NAADS board and secretariat, District coordination, quality assurance, de-layering, contracting of service providers, capacity building in participatory planning, Monitoring and evaluation Kaija, D. (2008). Whiles as a better performance of NAADS program activities, systems and practices can help to improve the low levels of income in different households, Kihiihi sub county-Kanungu district has benefited less and the concerned people like (NAADS coordinators, sub-accountants, and sub-county chiefs) have failed to improve the activities, practices and systems of NAADS in order to increase the income levels as evidenced by the poverty level in the district and hence intention for research. According to G.M kibansa (1990), house hold income is the total income of all members of a household aged 15 years or older. Kisauzi (2005) defined house hold income as the total of the amount earned. The word can be used to describe income excluding other factors associated with social exclusions and disadvantage. 2 In a staterne ~ Lhe nacional ~unc r ~ usperity r Dopularly known as Bonra Ba~sgawale, Nahidy said access to technologies had incraased by 64% and improved availability to extension services for the participating farmers. House hold income had also increased by 4l% but still this was below the average compared to the funds injected. This increased the researchers interest in research in order to devise measure in which the funds invested in NAADs can be obtained by investing while bearing in mind the value for money.
Description: A Research Report Submitted to the College of Humanities And Social Sciences In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirements For The Award Of Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration of Kampala International University.
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