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Examining the relationship between farmers’ characteristics and access to agricultural extension: Empirical evidence from northern Uganda

Purpose: This study aimed at assessing how farmers' access to agricultural extension is linked to farmers' choice of extension service providers, and the crops and livestock activities engaged in at the farm level. Methodology/Design/Approach: Cross-sectional data were collected from a sample of 342 farming households. Data analyses were conducted using the descriptive statistics and probit binary regression model. Findings: Results show that farmer access to agricultural extension depends on farmer district location,...

Characterization of pig production in Gulu and Soroti districts in northern and eastern Uganda

Abstract Owing to loss of cattle and goats during the recent civil unrest, pig farming has become popular in northern and eastern Uganda as a quick mitigation to poverty. This study was carried out to describe the characteristics of pig production in these regions. Using a cross-sectional design, data were collected from 96 households (51 from Gulu district, northern Uganda and 45 from Soroti district, eastern Uganda) raising pigs with suckling...