n South African Journal of Agricultural Extension - Extension staffs' perceptions of factors affecting co-ordination and partnerships in agricultural extension services in Rakai district, Uganda

Volume 31, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0301-603X
  • E-ISSN: 2413-3221


In Uganda's Rakai District, (with a population of about 400, 000) there are over a dozen organizations involved in delivery of agricultural extension services. To improve service delivery, a model for inter-organizational coordination of extension services is proposed. The model stipulates that coordination depends on ; (a) perception of need for coordination, (b) planning for coordination, (c) communication and information systems, and (d) organizational and societal structures. The model is used to design a survey instrument to determine factors affecting coordination of agricultural extension services in the District. All extension staff (N = 173) was requested to complete a questionnaire that was developed after discussions with selected extension staff, farmers, and extension and local leaders. Results, from 149 respondents (86% response rate) are summarised as follows.

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