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Difusión de prácticas de lucha contra la erosión en el olivar de la cuenca del Alto Genil Granadino/Diffusion of Soil Erosion Control Practices in the Olive Orchards of the Alto Genil Basin (Granada, Spain)

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  • CALATRAVA, JAVIER

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    (Departamento de Economía de la Empresa, UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE CARTAGENA, España.)

  • FRANCO MARTÍNEZ, JUAN A.

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    (Departamento de Economía, UNIVERSIDAD DE EXTREMADURA, España.)

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    Este trabajo analiza el proceso de difusión de prácticas de lucha contra la erosión en el olivar de la provincia de Granada utilizando información de un sondeo a agricultores. Las prácticas más extendidas son el no laboreo y el uso de restos triturados de poda, mientras que otras más tradicionales son minoritarias. Pese a su efectividad contra la erosión y a su inclusión en las exigencias de varios programas agroambientales, el uso de cubiertas vegetales es muy reducido. El motor de los procesos de difusión de las principales prácticas analizadas ha sido la interacción y la comunicación directa entre los agricultores. This paper analyses the degree of adoption of different soil conservation practices in the olive groves of the Spanish province of Granada using data from a survey of olive farmers. No-tillage and mulch using the grinded pruning residues are the most widespread practices, while few farmers do other more traditional practices. Despite its effectiveness in reducing erosion and its inclusion in the requirements of several agri-environmental measures, the use of vegetated covers is quite reduced. The diffusion processes of the main conservation practices have been based on the interactions among farmers rather than in other external factors.

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    Article provided by Estudios de Economía Aplicada in its journal Estudios de Economía Aplicada.

    Volume (Year): 29 (2011)
    Issue (Month): (Abril)
    Pages: 359-384

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    Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:29_1_10

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    Keywords: Erosión; conservación de suelos; olivar; modelos de difusión de tecnologías ; Erosion; soil conservation; olive groves; diffusion of innovations models.;

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