Determinants of Conservation Agriculture Adoption among Zambian Smallholder Farmers
Antony Chapoto () and
No 251855, Food Security Collaborative Working Papers from Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Conservation Agriculture (CA) has been actively promoted actively since the early 1990s among Zambian smallholder farmers as a practice that helps improve crop productivity, improve soil fertility, and mitigate against low and/or variable rainfall. However, nationwide survey data show that adoption rates by Zambian smallholder farmers have remained low, while dis-adoption is widespread despite years of promotion. Several empirical studies have investigated the determinants of adoption, dis-adoption, and non-adoption of CA with the focus being on human capital assets, farm assets, institutional factors, risks and economic factors, and climatic conditions.
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