This research adds to a growing body of evidence supporting the need for better access to information and quality inputs for smallholder farmers in Uganda. Fall 2013 EASST Fellow, Annet Adong has contributed to the research on technology adoption among farmers in Uganda. Annet spent her time at Berkeley studying sale offers for established farm inputs in Uganda, seeking to understand what misconceptions exist and whether different sales offers impede adoption of technologies. She has published widely on smallholder food crop commercialization, showing a positive impact of households’ membership of farmers’ groups on the adoption of improved technologies. Annet suggests farmer group participation and household retention in groups in Uganda should be used as an avenue for the dissemination of agricultural technologies in Uganda.
Three weeks ago, USAID hosted the webinar E-verification of Agricultural Inputs: Progress in Uganda, introducing an initial pilot partnership between a private firm and the government of Uganda that could help address the issue of counterfeit inputs. Visit this link to access the e-Verification presentation, including audio recording of the presentation, Q&A session and the webinar recording.