Influences of Programs and Organizations on the Adoption of Sustainable Land Management Technologies in Uganda
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Land management policy in Uganda is formed through the work of various organizations and programs. However, community-based organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are being called upon to be the primary providers of these services in the medium term, given the significant delay in effective private sector intervention. The chapter seeks to understand organizations and programs in Uganda and to study whether household-level adoption of land management technologies is influenced by household and/or community involvement in organizations and programs. If involvement in such programs/organizations does prove to have an influence on technology adoption, then there will be a case for the provision of incentives to ensure the sustainability and development of such programs, especially in areas less serviced by such initiatives. The article contains a short history of what roles organizations and programs have played in Uganda since the 1950s. The article conveys an econometric analysis and conceptual framework of qualities of organizations/programs and their impacts on the integration of land management technologies. The study found that increased female participation in organizations may boost household adoption of land management techniques, families with weak social capital may be excluded from such organizations, and lower-income families may be more inclined to be involved in such programs to learn about further farm/non-farm opportunities. The article discusses several policy implications from the study and calls upon pertinent actors to consider the mentioned factors/influences in the adoption of policy and the provision of services.