Adoption of Soil Biodiversity Conservation Measures and Sustainable Agriculture Production in Wakisi and Nagojje Sub Counties, Buikwe District

Tukamushaba J.W, Mugonola B, Otieno A.C, Bugenyi F.W, Kibikyo D


Human beings are in economic conflict with soil biodiversity for a life struggle. The need for increased food production to match the demand for the ever increasing human population in Uganda, has led to agriculture intensification. This however is associated with a high level of ecological disturbance by poor methods of farming that upset the balance of soil biodiversity especially in Wakisi and Nagojje Sub Counties.

A study of 60 households in Wakisi and Nagojje to determine factors affecting adoption of soil biodiversity conservation measures revealed that education and household size (number of active adults in the household) were statistically significant for the adoption rate.

Results of the logistic regression model showed that education predisposes farmers to new knowledge and therefore enhances their potential to their adoption while big households are good indicators of labour supply which is vital in labour intensive technologies.

Researchers therefore recommended that farmers should be educated using practical methods to increase literacy about technologies, government should provide incentives to farmers and support organizations that have shown interest in the technologies and that, farmers should always be involved in the technology right from the development stage in order to capture their perceptions about new technologies.

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