Designing for gender inclusivity in video-enabled agricultural extension

It was busier than usual in the village of Nabitula—25 km north of Namatumba in eastern Uganda—on a Thursday morning in August. Fiona, a smallholder farmer in Nabitula, found out the excitement was because a team of government agricultural extension workers had descended on the village. It had been more than eight years since the village was last served by the government extension service, so expectations were high: Maize farmers wanted to know what new varieties had entered the market and which modern farming practices were being promoted these days.

Photo credit: Marc Charles Wanume