Evaluation of the impact of eco-farm project on agricultural productivity and food security in Kordofan, Sudan
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Traditional dry-land farming is a major production system and source of livelihood for over 75% of the population in North Kordofan, Sudan. However, due to the successive droughts, desertification and the decline in soil fertility, agricultural productivity within the region has been very poor which has rendered rural people vulnerable to food shortages and insecurity. To improve agricultural productivity, enrich the livelihoods of inhabitants and improve the food security situation in the region, “Eco-Farm Research Project” was introduced by the Drylands Coordination Group (DCG) to remedy the situation through the adoption of advanced technologies in agricultural production. This thesis assesses the impact of eco-farm technologies on agricultural productivity in Kordofan, Sudan. A qualitative method of research was used for the study and data was collected from fortyfive (45) purposively selected farmers and five (5) key informants from five (5) villages (Shaigiya, Faris, Tukmah, Angarko and Umalwan). The study adopted Rogers (1983) Adoption-Diffusion Theory as the theoretical framework to guide the study.