Scaling Smallholder Farmer Empowerment: Lessons from the Lifelong Learning Program in Uganda

Resource type
Journal Article
Authors/contributors
Title
Scaling Smallholder Farmer Empowerment: Lessons from the Lifelong Learning Program in Uganda
Abstract
An evaluation study of the Lifelong Learning for Farmers (L3F) program was undertaken in two sites; in the central and northern regions of Uganda. Propensity Score Matching (PSM) was used to measure the impact of the program on crop and household income, as well as the empowerment levels of its participants. The two sites had differences not only in geographical location but in historical background and implementation of the program, which may have influenced the livelihood outcomes. Despite these differences, the results of the study confirm the potential of the L3F approach to raise participants’ crop and household income relative to non-L3F counterparts, significantly so for women participants. There is also sufficient evidence to confirm that L3F positively contributes to farmer empowerment, and, subsequently, their livelihood. The paper draws lessons for scaling the empowerment process using the lifelong learning for farmers’ model in Uganda.
Publication
Journal of Learning for Development
Volume
8
Issue
2
Pages
431-447
Date
2021-07-19
Language
en
ISSN
2311-1550
Short Title
Scaling Smallholder Farmer Empowerment
Accessed
05/04/2022, 12:23
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Rights
Copyright (c) 2021 Rebecca Kalibwani, Medard Kakuru, Alexis Carr, Moses Tenywa
Extra
Number: 2
Citation
Kalibwani, R., Kakuru, M., Carr, A., & Tenywa, M. (2021). Scaling Smallholder Farmer Empowerment: Lessons from the Lifelong Learning Program in Uganda. Journal of Learning for Development, 8(2), 431–447. https://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/501