Influence of plan for modernization of agriculture on agricultural practices in kigulu county. Iganga district

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Kampala International University, College of Education Open and Distance Learning
The study was conducted in Kigulu South Constituency, lganga district. It aimed at analyzing the influence of plan for modernization of Agriculture on Agricultural practices. The main objective of the study was, to find out the influence of PMA (NAADS) on the agricultural practices in Kigulu. total sample population of 60 respondents was used, including 46 farmers. 13 extension workers md I local Council chairman.13 were purposively selected, while 46 farmers were selected using :stratified random sampling and later propo1tionate sampling was applied to get proportionate sample. Generally the methods used to enrich the study with data included: questionnaires, face to face .interviews, group discussions and obse1vations. Its analysis involved editing the generalizations on frequency tables to afford computation of percentages related to particular themes. The findings of the study indicate the following agricultural practices: poultry, livestock keeping, crop farming, mixed farming and irrigation. The role of NAADS was found out to include: development of commercial enterprises, formulation of farmer institutional groups, training of farmers, supply of quality seeds to farmers, soil and crop management among others. The study has also revealed that NAADS has had great impact on agricultural practices. These are: improvement of soil fertility, control of pests and diseases, promotion of commercial enterprises, promotion of poultry keeping, increase of farmers income and crop production, creation of farmers' development groups and so many others. The researcher then made the following recommendations: increasing the number of farmers' development groups, giving clear budget for funding farmers, changing land tenure system, developing more demonstration farms, increasing supervision and monitoring of farmers, adding variety of crops and number of sub county coordinators.
A research report submitted to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Diploma in Primary Education of Kampala International University
Agriculture, Modernization, Agricultural practices, Iganga district