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Understanding the adoption of a portfolio of sustainable intensification practices in Eastern and Southern Africa

By: Kassie, M.
Contributor(s): Teklewold, H | Debello, M. J | Marenya, P. P | Erenstein, O.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticlePublisher: Amsterdam, Netherlands : Elsevier, 2015Subject(s): Conservation agriculture | AfricaOnline resources: Access only for CIMMYT Staff In: Land Use Policy v. 42, p. 400-411Summary: This paper explores smallholder farmers? adoption decisions of multiple sustainable intensification practices (SIPs) in eastern and southern Africa. We develop a multivariate probit model using plot-level data gathered from maize?legume farming systems in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, and Tanzania. We find that some practices used in maize production are complementary while others are substitutable. The adoption of SIPs is influenced by social capital and networks, quality of extension services, reliance on government support during crop failure, incidence of pests and diseases, resource constraints, tenure security, education, and market access. The results provide insight into the further efforts needed to encourage greater adoption of SIPs.
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This paper explores smallholder farmers? adoption decisions of multiple sustainable intensification practices (SIPs) in eastern and southern Africa. We develop a multivariate probit model using plot-level data gathered from maize?legume farming systems in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, and Tanzania. We find that some practices used in maize production are complementary while others are substitutable. The adoption of SIPs is influenced by social capital and networks, quality of extension services, reliance on government support during crop failure, incidence of pests and diseases, resource constraints, tenure security, education, and market access. The results provide insight into the further efforts needed to encourage greater adoption of SIPs.

Maize CRP FP1 - Sustainable intensification of maize-based farming systems

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CIMMYT Informa No. 1912

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