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Determinants of social capital formation in rural Uganda: Implications for group-based agricultural extension approaches

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  • Katungi, Enid
  • Machethe, Charles Lepepeule
  • Smale, Melinda

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Although social capital is a potentially important asset for poverty reduction in developing economies, there has been little analysis of factors affecting its formation in developing countries such as Uganda. This paper analyzes what influences households to join local organizations and the intensity of social networks in central Uganda. Social networks were disaggregated by major activity to gain insight into household access, and the interaction between local organizations and social networks was examined. Probit and ordered probit models were estimated to identify what led households to participate in organizations and the intensity of participation. A negative binomial model was applied to analyze the household intensity of social networks. The findings revealed that household characteristics and aspects of village homogeneity influence various dimensions of social capital and that there was positive interaction between the social capital generated by local organizations and that derived from social networks. The study has important policy implications for agricultural extension programs that use a group based approach.

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  • Katungi, Enid & Machethe, Charles Lepepeule & Smale, Melinda, 2007. "Determinants of social capital formation in rural Uganda: Implications for group-based agricultural extension approaches," African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, African Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 1(2), September.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:afjare:57016
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    3. Cong Wang & Bodo Steiner, 2015. "Can ethnic-linguistic diversity explain cross-country differences in social capital formation?," Working Papers 6, University of Southern Denmark, Centre for Border Region Studies.
    4. Salazar, César A. & Jaime, Mónica M., 2009. "¿Qué influye en la decisión individual de participar? Un enfoque microeconómico del capital social para el caso de las organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil en Chile
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    5. Edgar Bejarano B, 2011. "Algunos aprendizajes y postulados para la intervención social," INVESTIGACIONES Y PRODUCTOS CID 008345, UN - RCE - CID.
    6. Solome Kiribakka Bakeera & George Pariyo & Max Petzold & Sandro Galea & Wamala SP, 2012. "Associations between Socioeconomic Factors and Social Capital amongst Child Caregivers in Eastern Uganda," Review of Economics & Finance, Better Advances Press, Canada, vol. 2, pages 51-62, February.
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