Factors Affecting the Performance of the Farm Income Enhancement and Forestry Conservation Project: A Case of Soroti District
Twinomuhwezi, Ivan (supervisor)
Ajotu, Benjamin (supervisor)
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This study was an investigation into the factors affecting the performance of the Farm Income Enhancement and Forestry Conservation Project (FIEFOC) in Uganda, taking Soroti District as a case study. It was guided by the general objective of examining the factors affecting the performance of FIEFOC project which included institutional factors, stakeholders, involvement and farmers’ attitudes. A cross sectional survey research design was used to conduct the study. Questionnaires, interview guides, and observation checklists were used as tools of Data Collection with data being analyzed quantitatively using SPSS and the thematic themes applied for qualitative data annalysis. The study found that institutional factor, stakeholders’ involvement and farmers attitudes all have a positive significant effect on the performance of the FIEFOC project with moderate regression coefficients of 0.531, 0.594 and 0.603 respectively. The study concluded that institutional factors, stakeholders’ involvement and farmers’ attitudes have significant effects on the performance of the FIEFOC project and these need to be improved by recruitment of more staff, involvement of local leaders in decision making and establishment of demonstration sites for the different technologies being implemented.