Naads programme and farmers’ wellbeing in Kiryandongo District :

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Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management
This study aimed at suggesting policy measures aimed at improving the welfare of farmers in Kigumba sub county Kiryandongo district. The study was guided by three objectives that is; to suggest policy measures aimed at improving the welfare of farmers; to determine level of implementation of NAADS program; and to determine the level of farmers’ wellbeing, in Kigumba sub county Kiryandongo district. The study used a case study design because it presented an opportunity to conduct an in-depth investigation of the relationship between NAADS programme and farmers’ wellbeing. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches were used in both data collection and analysis. The study found out that NAADS farmers were better off in Kigumba sub county Kiryandongo district as regards to income levels and significant difference in terms of livestock kept. It was also revealed that there existed no difference among NAADS farmers’ seasonal crop yield levels. Since farmers’ wellbeing was high, therefore NAADS programme has contributed towards farmers’ wellbeing through boosting their income levels although more efforts are still needed to improve on some sectors like crop production and livestock levels. This study thus recommended that, the government should supply good quality seeds in order to boost on the levels of crop yield per season; the district NAADS coordinator should ensure monitoring and supervision of the program implementation processes so as to achieve the program objectives.
A research report submitted to the college of economics and management in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Applied Statistics of Kampala International University
Naads programme, farmers’ well being, Kiryandongo District