AN ECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF THE LINK BETWEEN ACCESS TO AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICES, ADOPTION OF AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY AND POVERTY: EVIDENCE FOR UGANDA

Overall, the study investigated the impact of access to and adoption of extension services and agricultural technology in reducing poverty in Uganda. To meet this objective, the researcher analysed the relationship between poverty and access to agricultural extension services and adoption of agricultural technology. A bivariate and multivariate approach was employed to determine whether access to and adoption of agricultural technology are significant factors in influencing the household poverty in Uganda. The results revealed that there is a significant but weak, relationship between poverty and access to agricultural extension and adoption of agricultural technology, and that poor households have the least access to agricultural extension services and low adoption of agricultural technology. The simulation results showed that improving access to agricultural extension and adoption of agricultural technology result into reduction in probability of being poor. Furthermore, on average access to extension services and adoption of agricultural technology is still very poor among the poor and non-poor Ugandans. High on the priority agenda should be concerted efforts to intensify accessibility to agricultural extension services and adoption of agricultural technology.


Issue Date:
Sep 15 2010
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/124622
Total Pages:
25




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