Communıty Partıcıpatıon And Sustaınabılıty Of Donor-Funded Agrıcultural Projects In Uganda ( The Case Of Potato Projects In Kabale Dıstrıct)
This study examined the effect of community involvement on the sustainability of donor-funded agricultural projects in Uganda, specifically the potato projects in Kabale District. The study used a mixed methods research technique using a cross-sectional survey design based on questionnaires, interviews and documentary review. Using basic random and purposeful selection methods, 196 respondents were chosen as a sample from a total of 400. Using descriptive statistical methods like mean and standard deviation, quantitative data were examined. The impact of community participation on sustainability of donor funded potato projects was determined using regression analysis. The findings indicated that, project design, (R Square =.180, P .01). project resourcing (R Square = 925, P .01) and project monitoring and evaluation (R Square =.147**, P.01) affects sustainability of donor funded agricultural projects by roughly 90%. In conclusion, it has been established that, community participation has provided knowledge & information only to a limited extent that has not had any substantial impact on sustainability of donor funded potato projects. The study recommends that donors should all include potato project stakeholders in project design and implementation, project resourcing, and project monitoring and evaluation if potato projects are to be sustainable world overs globally, particularly in those involving potato projects.
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