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Record number 497593
Title From crisis to development: the policy and practice of agricultural service provision in northern Uganda
Author(s) Wairimu, Winnie Wangari; Christoplos, Ian; Hilhorst, D.J.M.
Source Agriculture and Human Values 33 (2016)4. - ISSN 0889-048X - p. 799 - 812.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10460-015-9665-0
Department(s) Special Chair Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) Northern Uganda – Post conflict – Agricultural services – Humanitarian assistance – Policy
Abstract This paper critically evaluates the transition from crisis to development in northern Uganda from the perspective of agricultural service provision. It contributes to debates on how efforts to link relief to rehabilitation and development may bypass the underlying challenges in linking humanitarian aid to prevailing national development policies and structures. This paper is based on research into agricultural services undertaken in Pader district, northern Uganda, between 2010 and 2012. It studied the interplay between humanitarian interventions and the parallel development of the government’s agricultural departments and services in northern Uganda. The article brings out how Ugandan agricultural policies do not suit the post-conflict realities of northern Uganda. The evolving policies affect power relations and processes of inclusion and exclusion in northern Uganda. As a result, at the time that the government is ready to integrate northern Uganda into the mainstream development of agricultural policy, the gap between addressing humanitarian needs and development has become larger.
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