Assessment of awareness and uptake of ecosystem-based adaptation practices among crop cultivators of Bujenje county, Masindi district
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This study assessed awareness and uptake of ecosystem-based adaptation practices among crop cultivators of Bujenje County. The study specifically i) evaluated existing ecosystem-based adaptation practices; ii) assessed the socio-economic determinants and barriers to the uptake of ecosystem-based adaptation practices; and iii) assessed gender differences in ecosystem-based adaptation practices among crop cultivators in Bujenje County, Masindi district. A household survey was conducted using a questionnaire where by 100 respondents were involved and the data analyzed using percentages, frequencies and ranks in spss. Results showed that most of the respondents were females taking 52% of the respondents, mostly in age of 25 to 35 years, and most of the respondents had attained primary education, and most of the households had members between 5 to ten members. This study concluded that i) the female were the most observed to be involved in the uptake of Ecosystem Based Adaptations practices compared to the male. ii) Primary level of education and cultural forms were the most observed ways of sensitization to the people about EBA practices. iii) There was generally a low number of the youth or young people who were involved in the uptake of EBA practices. I therefore recommended that i) there is need to sensitize farmers based on special groups about the EBA practices that is more so the male and the young people. ii) There should be financial support to the farmers during the uptake of the EBA practices that are generally expensive to engage in. iii) there should be organization of informal education programs aimed at sensitizing people about EBA practices.