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Going to scale: Developing strategies for scaling out market-oriented organic agriculture from farmer group to association level.

Project Leader
Hauser Michael, Project Leader
Duration:
01.01.2007-31.12.2012
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Biological Control Centre, Cotonou, Benin, Cotonou, International Organization.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Staff
Vogl Christian R., Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute for Development Research
Institute of Organic Farming
Funded by
Ministry of Financial Affaires, Hintere Zollamtsstra├če 2b, 1030 Wien, Austria
Abstract
Through this action research project, the consortium will identify means to best scale-out market oriented organic agriculture from group to association level within sub-counties in Uganda. Research will assess the likely impact of large scale conversion to organic agriculture on natural resources, income and livelihood security in general. This information shall support project stakeholders and partners (farmer communities, NGOs, local government) in developing full scaling-out strategies to sub-county (and subsequently to district) level. Research will also be conducted on how to best integrate farmer groups at higher level. The main expected users of the information generated and the strategies developed comprise farmers, development NGOs and local governments (notably the production departments, the district planning departments, and agricultural extension departments within partner districts).
Keywords
organic farming; systems analysis; research and innovation management;
DEV-FORUM Partner Project; organic agriculture; scalin-out; Uganda;
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