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“Participation in Capacity Building Programs and the Implications for the Wellbeing of Young Farmers with Disabilities in Northern Uganda” Talk with David Agole

When Nov 30, 2016
from 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Where 216 Willard Building
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David Agole, Fulbright Scholar, Dual-Title Ph.D. in Agricultural and Extension Education and International Agriculture and Development

 

David AgoleYoung farmers with disability in Northern Uganda are often excluded from participating in capacity building programs that would make a difference in their wellbeing. People with disability constitute between 16 and 20 percent of Uganda’s population. Eighty percent of people with disabilities live in chronic poverty with limited access to social services and agricultural resources to pursue meaningful wellbeing. This study examines young farmers with disabilities and their participation in capacity building programs.

David is a Fulbright scholar on a Dual-Title Ph.D. in Agricultural and Extension Education and International Agriculture and Development at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park (2015–2018). He holds a Master’s of Science in Agricultural Extension Education (Makerere University). His research interest is agricultural capacity building programs and participation of marginalized people with disabilities, women, and youth farmers in Uganda. His dissertation research focus is on a multidisciplinary study: young farmers with disabilities and how they participate in capacity building programs in Northern Uganda. David is an Assistant Lecturer for Agricultural and Extension Education at Kyambogo University in Uganda. In addition, he previously worked as a Curriculum Development Specialist for Agriculture with National Curriculum Development Center Uganda, does technical consulting, and a National Expert to the Teacher and Instructors Education Training (TIET) Project for capacity building teacher educators in Uganda.