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dc.contributor.authorEkepu, D.
dc.contributor.authorTirivanhu, P.
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-27T06:25:10Z
dc.date.available2017-01-27T06:25:10Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationEkepu, D., & Tirivanhu, P. (2016). Assessing socio-economic factors influencing adoption of legume-based multiple cropping systems among smallholder sorghum farmers in Soroti, Uganda. South African Journal of Agricultural Extension, 44(2), 195-215.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2413-3221 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0301-603X (print)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/5440
dc.description.abstractDespite the numerous benefits of legume-based multiple cropping systems in soil fertility management, most smallholder sorghum farmers have not adopted them. The aim of this study was to examine socio-economic factors influencing adoption of legume-based multiple cropping systems among smallholder sorghum farmers in Soroti, Uganda. A survey questionnaire was administered to a randomly selected sample of 120 respondents. Logistic regression analysis was performed to ascertain socio-economic factors influencing adoption of legume-based multiple cropping systems. Focus group discussions were also conducted to triangulate the findings. Results showed that 51.7% of the respondents had adopted sorghum-legume rotations compared to only 8.3% who adopted sorghum-legume intercropping. Number of extension contacts had a positively significant (p<0.05) effect on adoption of sorghum-legume rotations whereas family size had a negatively significant (p<0.05) effect on adoption of sorghum-legume intercropping. From focus group discussions, market access to legume crops also emerged as a barrier to adoption of legume-based multiple cropping systems. The study recommends strengthening legume value chains; improving extension service delivery and conducting a cost-benefit analysis of adopting legume-based multiple cropping systems. The implication to extension service delivery is that extension agents should focus their technology dissemination messages on technologies that are accepted and feasible in their farming communities.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherSouth African Society for Agricultural Extensionen_ZA
dc.subjectAdoptionen_ZA
dc.subjectLegumesen_ZA
dc.subjectMultiple croppingen_ZA
dc.subjectSocio-economic factorsen_ZA
dc.subjectExtension serviceen_ZA
dc.titleAssessing socio-economic factors influencing adoption of legume-based multiple cropping systems among smallholder sorghum farmers in Soroti, Ugandaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderSouth African Journal of Agricultural Extensionen_ZA


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