The overall goal of the project is to assist in the development of more
effective, equitable and sustainable participatory management of
renewable natural resources in sub-Saharan Africa. The purpose of the
research is to identify the links between the sustainability of
different farming systems and agricultural policy in South Africa and
This paper describes research process and presents the results from the
first phase of the project. It provides the basis for site selection and
presents the participatory methodologies used to describe and understand
the various farming systems in the study sites. These include the
seasonal calendar, flow diagrams and venn diagrams. The approach to
stakeholder identification is also presented. Perceptions of
stakeholders on the determinants of success/failure and sustainability
in farming systems are presented in form of indicators. The second phase
of the study will attempt to measure the indicators as identified by the
stakeholders and compare them with the external (expert) indicators. The
paper also presents the asset status frameworks and results from
individual stakeholder visits.
Indicators Of success/failure and sustainability of selected farming systems in Uganda. Working Paper 6, iii + 35 pp.
Indicators Of success/failure and sustainability of selected farming systems in Uganda. Working Paper 6.