Abstract: The World Banks structural adjustment program to developing countries brought about privatization of formerly government services to private sector administration. Uganda is one such country in sub-Saharan Africa that has been affected by these policy shifts. Whereas some countries have shown positive results under privately funded extension services, others have not. The analysis shows that in Uganda, the major limitations that the privatization of forestry extension services faces includes farmers scale of production, insufficient human and physical resources, limited institutional linkages and to some extent, land ownership. These findings suggest a combination of both public and private funding for extension services (partial privatization), consideration for long-term plans for the benefits to be realized and investment in farmer education to enhance their capacity to demand appropriate services, contract, manage and evaluate private service providers.
Bernard Fungo and Judith Nantongo, 2011. An Analysis of Privatized Forestry Extension Services in Uganda. The Social Sciences, 6: 8-14.