This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project title: R8421: Making informed choices: facilitating
farmers' enterprise selection process in Uganda.
Ugandan extensionists and farmers are finding it easier to identify gaps
in market information and skills, as well as options for filling them.
Using information generated from farmers' own costs and revenues, they
can calculate the initial investments, cash flows, speed of return to
capital, risks, market access and environmental impact associated with
an enterprise, making informed decisions on the crops to grow, buy or
market. Fact sheets synthesizing this information were pre-tested with
extension staff and farmer groups. The knowledge is applicable, with
little adaptation, across sub- Saharan Africa and South Asia, especially
in situations where farmers are in transition between subsistence and
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (10
pp.) taken from the CD.
CPH33, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 92.