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    A Framework for the Adoption of Intelligent Farm Advisory Systems for the Coffee Sector: A Case of Western Uganda
    (Uganda Christian University, 2024-05) Benson Mworozi Byaruhanga
    Coffee farming is a critical sector in Uganda, supporting livelihoods and contributing to the economy. However, coffee farmers face numerous challenges, including weather uncertainties, market fluctuations, and pest outbreaks. Intelligent Farm Advisory Systems (IFAS) technology offers a potential solution to address these challenges and improve farming practices. Therefore, this study aimed to explore coffee farmers' perceptions and attitudes towards IFAS technology adoption in Western Uganda. Using questionnaires, data were collected from 384 coffee farmers in Western Uganda. The data collection method involved administering structured questionnaires to participants, focusing on variables related to perceived usefulness, relevance, trust, environmental sustainability, ease of use, training access, and interface usability, attitude towards use, behavioral intention, and actual usage of IFAS technology. The findings revealed that coffee farmers perceive IFAS technology as beneficial in enhancing task efficiency, mitigating risks, addressing market challenges, improving productivity, and supporting sustainable farming practices. Despite positive perceptions and intentions towards IFAS adoption, actual usage remains limited, indicating barriers to adoption and implementation. The study highlights the importance of addressing contextual factors, technological infrastructure, ethical considerations, and environmental implications in promoting IFAS technology adoption and sustainability in coffee farming communities. Stakeholders, policymakers, and researchers are encouraged to collaborate in developing tailored interventions, capacity-building initiatives, and policy frameworks to facilitate the effective adoption, utilization, and integration of IFAS technology into coffee farming practices. Overall, the study underscores the potential of IFAS technology to transform agricultural systems, improve food security, and contribute to sustainable development goals in Uganda and beyond.
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    Adoption of Block Chain Technology to Enhance Patient Records Management- a Case of Mulago National Referral Hospital
    (Uganda Christian University, 2024-03-09) Ronald Sseggujja
    Block chain technology holds immense potential for transforming patient records management in healthcare settings. However, its adoption faces numerous challenges, particularly in resource-constrained environments such as Mulago National Referral Hospital. In this study, we aimed to investigate the factors influencing the adoption of block chain technology to enhance patient records management at Mulago Hospital. Using a quantitative methods approach, data was collected from healthcare professionals at Mulago Hospital through a structured questionnaire survey. Participants were selected based on their involvement in patient record management processes. Data collection involved administering the questionnaire to key stakeholders. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The findings reveal several key insights into the factors affecting the adoption of block chain technology at Mulago Hospital. Organizational support, regulatory compliance, and training programs emerged as critical determinants of perceived usefulness and ease of use of block chain technology. The study also identified concerns regarding data security and interoperability as significant barriers to adoption. Despite these challenges, there is a consensus among healthcare professionals about the potential benefits of block chain technology in improving patient record management practices. The implications of these findings underscore the importance of addressing organizational and technical challenges to facilitate the successful adoption of block chain technology in healthcare settings. By providing insights into the perceptions and attitudes of healthcare professionals, this study contributes to the growing body of literature on technology adoption in healthcare. Ultimately, the successful implementation of block chain technology at Mulago Hospital could serve as a model for similar healthcare facilities facing similar challenges worldwide.