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 Uganda.
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.