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close this bookLocally Generated Printed Materials in Agriculture: Experience from Uganda and Ghana - Education research paper No. 31 (DFID, 1999, 132 p.)
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This research was funded by DFID and appreciation is due to Terry Allsop and Graham Larkbey for their support. Thanks also to Tearfund for their support of the research as part of my on-going work for them.

Dr Carolyn Baylies and Dr David Preston of Leeds University and Dr Clinton Robinson of LDLU, SIL provided theoretical guidance. Many people gave support to the research team and it is difficult to mention names without omitting others but particular thanks are due within Uganda to Peter Sohr of DVV, Teresa Kakooza of Makerere University, Anne Basalirwa of NWASEA, Mary Ondoga of Church of Uganda, Patrick Okki of World Vision, Patrick Kiirya and Simon Kisira of LABE, Liz Paterson, James and Deborah Webster and Vanessa Ngango. In Ghana, to Bernard Ben Guri of ECASARD, Bob Loggah of Suntaa Nuntaa, Elsie and Seth Ayeh of Garu Agricultural Services, Linus Kabo-bah of Nandom Agricultural Project and Agnes Broni of RUDAS.

To all the wonderful groups in Uganda and Ghana who gave freely of their time, hospitality and understanding.

A particular thanks to my research assistants; Jean Kemitare, Augustina Benlu and David Yaw Owusu for their adaptability, hard work, wisdom and good humour.

And most of all to Mike who has provided encouragement for the research with unfailing interest, extensive proof reading and support from beginning to end.