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Factors Influencing the National Agricultural Advisory Service in Uganda: Domestic and International Context
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Factors Influencing the National Agricultural Advisory Service in Uganda: Domestic and International Context
Cho, Gyoung-Rae; Kang, Youn-Hwa; Koh, Young-Kon;
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 Abstract
In Uganda, the National Agricultural Advisory Service (NAADS) is responsible for agricultural advisory and extension services of the country. NAADS is a semi-autonomous public agency under the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) accounted for 45% of the MAAIF total budget. It aims to have a decentralized farmer owned/controlled agricultural advisory service system with increasing participation of the private sector. NAADS is greatly influenced by the extension framework of Neuchatel Group comprising representatives from the cooperation agencies and Official Development Assistance (ODA) donor countries. At the initial stage of the program, only 7 districts promoted the initiative and eventually spread out all over the country afterwards. These initiatives greatly contribute to the agricultural development and increase the farmers` income by 42-53%. However, due to the political intervention, the original goal was manipulated and criticized with briberies and corruption. Recently, the government of Uganda is considering a way to unify the agricultural advisory and extension services under the government programs.
 Keywords
NAADS;Uganda;extension;Neuchatel Initiative;
 Language
Korean
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