Awareness and adoption of conservation agriculture in Malawi : (Record no. 59571)

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control field 59571
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control field MX-TxCIM
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control field 20190719163523.0
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Standard number or code https://doi.org/10.1080/14735903.2018.1472411
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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 Fisher, M.
9 (RLIN) 931
245 1# - TITLE STATEMENT
Title Awareness and adoption of conservation agriculture in Malawi :
Remainder of title what difference can farmer-to-farmer extension make?
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Place of publication, distribution, etc. United Kingdom :
Name of publisher, distributor, etc. Taylor and Francis,
Date of publication, distribution, etc. 2018.
500 ## - GENERAL NOTE
General note Peer review
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. Despite the potential of conservation agriculture (CA) for increased crop yields, energy savings, soil erosion control, and water-use efficiency, smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa have been slow to adopt. Farmer-to-farmer extension (F2FE) may have a role to play in overcoming the information access problems and lack of knowledge that may preclude widespread adoption. This study uses data for 180 lead farmers linked to their 455 followers to investigate how F2FE influences awareness and adoption of CA technologies in Malawi. Results from a bivariate probit model for follower farmer awareness and adoption of the three CA principles (minimum soil disturbance, crop residue retention, and crop diversification) reveal four main findings: First, lead farmer motivation increases their effectiveness at diffusing CA practices to their followers. Second, lead farmer familiarity with and adoption of CA both matter to the spread of CA practices, but familiarity appears more important. Third, lead farmers play a more critical role in increasing awareness than adoption of the CA practices. Finally, F2FE is a complement rather than a substitute for other sources of agricultural extension in Malawi's pluralistic extension system and should support but not replace current systems. Research and policy implications are discussed.
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Language note Text in English
650 #7 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Source of heading or term AGROVOC
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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) 1654
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Farmers
650 #7 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
9 (RLIN) 1004
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Agricultural innovation systems
Miscellaneous information AGROVOC
651 #7 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--GEOGRAPHIC NAME
9 (RLIN) 1319
Geographic name Malawi
Miscellaneous information AGROVOC
700 1# - ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
9 (RLIN) 5048
Personal name Holden, S.T.
700 1# - ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Thierfelder, C.
Field link and sequence number INT2939
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Miscellaneous information Sustainable Intensification Program
700 1# - ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Katengeza, S.P.
9 (RLIN) 3506
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Title International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability
Related parts v. 16, no. 3, p. 310-325
Place, publisher, and date of publication Taylor and Francis, 2018
International Standard Serial Number 1473-5903 (Print) 1747-762X (Online)
Record control number u95894
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Uniform Resource Identifier http://46.20.115.203/download/cis/59571.pdf
Link text Access only for CIMMYT Staff
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Koha item type Article
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  Not Lost       CIMMYT Staff Publications Collection CIMMYT Knowledge Center: John Woolston Library CIMMYT Knowledge Center: John Woolston Library 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 Article
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