Illiteracy, Participation and Feminisation of Poverty: A Critique of Uganda‘s Plan for Modernisation of Agriculture (PMA) from a Literacy Perspective

By Willy Ngaka.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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This paper examines the extent to which the rural subsistence farmers in Uganda actively participate in government’s poverty eradication initiatives, with specific reference to the Plan for Modernization of Agriculture.

Keywords: Illiteracy, Literacy, Participation, Feminisation, Poverty, Modernisation, Plan for Modernisation of Agriculture

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 1, Issue 5, pp.131-136. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.791MB).

Dr. Willy Ngaka

Willy Ngaka, who is currently a visiting research scholar at the Centre for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods of Iowa State University in the US, holds M.A (Public Administration & Management), and M.Ed. (Adult & Community Education). He is finishing his PhD at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. He lectures Project Management, Rural Development and Literacy at Makerere University. He coordinates the Project Management component of the collaborative Masters Programmes between Makerere University and the Agricultural University of Norway, which focuses on Development Studies and Natural Resources Management for Sustainable Agriculture. He is a member of the International Association for Community Development, International Reading Association, and invited member of Golden Key International Honour Society. He is one of the three winners of IRA’s Prestigious Elva Night Research Grant Competition for 2006. He is also an associate editor for International Journal of Learning, International Journal of interdisciplinary social sciences, and International Journal of cultural, environmental, economic and social sustainability. (see


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