Abstract

The study examined the factors affecting agroforestry technology upscaling and identified gaps in scaling up approaches of agroforestry technologies. One hundred and sixty four farmers in Malawi Agroforestry Extension (MAFE) project districts of Mzimba, Ntcheu and Mangochi were interviewed. Logistic model was used in analyzing data from the study. Results show that farmers’ extension access, perceived usefulness of agroforestry technology, main source of income, educational level of household head, and number of field plots were the main factors affecting the scaling up of the agroforestry technologies in the area. Among others, the study recommended that farmers and extension workers should be actively and jointly engaged in the design of agroforestry projects for effective upscaling and that agroforestry extension services should be promoted for farmers to perceive the usefulness of the technologies to enhance scaling up of the technology.

How to Cite
C.M., KAMOTO J.F. , NJOLOMA J.P, NICHOLAS OZOR, Kakhobwe. Scaling up Agroforestry Farming System in Malawi: A Case of Malawi Agroforestry Extension Project. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research, [S.l.], aug. 2016. Available at: <https://journalofscience.org/index.php/GJSFR/article/view/2045>. Date accessed: 13 dec. 2017.