New formulas for success are helping farmers to make vital choices. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

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 market-oriented agriculture.

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.

Published 1 January 2007