Can lead farmers reveal the adoption potential of conservation agriculture? : (Record no. 59569)

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control field 59569
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control field MX-TxCIM
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control field 20180618163005.0
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Standard number or code https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.04.048
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Original cataloging agency MX-TxCIM
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Language code of text/sound track or separate title eng
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Holden, S.T.
9 (RLIN) 5048
245 1# - TITLE STATEMENT
Title Can lead farmers reveal the adoption potential of conservation agriculture? :
Remainder of title The case of Malawi
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Place of publication, distribution, etc. Amsterdam, Netherlands :
Name of publisher, distributor, etc. Elsevier,
Date of publication, distribution, etc. 2018.
500 ## - GENERAL NOTE
General note Peer review
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Summary, etc. This paper assesses the adoption potential of conservation agriculture (CA) and related technologies in Malawi, where CA appears appropriate to protect against land degradation and climate risks (droughts and floods). Estimation of adoption rates and their determinants is complicated by the relatively recent introduction of some of these technologies and limited awareness of CA principles and practices among the general population of smallholder farmers. We propose and use a lead farmer promoter-adopter approach, which relies on the promoters having had sufficient exposure and access to the technologies, their interest to adopt CA not having been distorted by excessive incentives, and them not being overly different from other smallholders in the target population. These conditions are reasonably satisfied in our application with a sample of 175 lead farmers from four districts in central and southern Malawi. Conditional on lead farmers being familiar with the technologies, we find adoption rates of 56% for organic manure and crop rotation, 26% for minimum tillage, 30% for mulching, and 12% for herbicide application. Lead farmers recommend CA and supporting agricultural practices to their followers at rates of 66% for organic manure, 49% for crop rotation, 45% for minimum tillage, 27% for mulching, and 6% for herbicide application. Assuming the validity of the promoter-adopter approach, these findings together suggest that, in central and southern Malawi, organic manure and crop rotation (in central Malawi only) have the highest adoption potential, mulching and minimum tillage come next, and herbicide application has the lowest potential. Ninety-seven percent of the lead farmers had adopted three or less of these technologies, full adoption of CA is therefore unlikely and suggest other reasons than information constraints as major impediments to its full adoption.
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Language note Text in English
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Number of CIMMYT Informa CIMMYT Informa : 2015 (June 14, 2018)
650 #7 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Source of heading or term AGROVOC
9 (RLIN) 2619
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Conservation agriculture
650 #7 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Source of heading or term AGROVOC
9 (RLIN) 1118
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Food security
651 #7 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--GEOGRAPHIC NAME
Source of heading or term AGROVOC
9 (RLIN) 1319
Geographic name Malawi
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Personal name Fisher, M.
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700 1# - ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Katengeza, S.P.
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Personal name Thierfelder, C.
Field link and sequence number INT2939
9 (RLIN) 877
Miscellaneous information Sustainable Intensification Program
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Title Land Use Policy
Related parts v. 76, p. 113-123
Place, publisher, and date of publication Elsevier, 2018
International Standard Serial Number 0264-8377
Record control number u444612
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Uniform Resource Identifier http://46.20.115.203/download/cis/59569.pdf
Link text Access only for CIMMYT Staff
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