Stella Kabiri has co-authored a publication that analyses the willingness of farmers to adopt rice intercrops in the Lake Victoria Crescent Agro-ecological Zone of Uganda.
In Uganda we found that upland rice farmers spent more time cultivating rice, an income crop that is labour intensive, at the expense of other food security crops. The problem was that when rice failed due to drought, weeds and bird damage, they were faced with no food and no money.
A survey was conducted in three rice growing districts of the Lake Victoria Crescent Agro ecological Zone to find out whether farmers were willing to intercrop rice with other crops especially legumes for food security and soil fertility management. The result showed that the level of education of household heads, contact with extension and training and ease of access to rice seed and membership to farmer groups are the factors that positively influenced the willingness to adopt rice intercrops. On the other hand, farmer experience with rice cultivation negatively affected willingness to adopt the technologies.
The paper is open access and can be downloaded from the Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare website, or from the publication section on the Parasite website.
Please cite this paper as:
Kabanyoro, R., S. Kabiri, I.Mugisa, W. Nakyagaba, L. Nasirumbi, G. Kituuka, B. Kyampeire, M. Nampera, T. Namirimu and B. Fungo, 2013. Willingness of farmers to adopt rice intercrops in the Lake Victoria Crescent Agro-ecological Zone of Uganda. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare, 3 (6), 121-130.
For more information please contact Stella Kabiri.