Household Level Financial Incentives to Adoption of Conservation Agricultural Technologies in Africa
AbstractAlthough several studies have been conducted to determine the viability of conservation agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa, almost all such studies are fragmented – often country specific – and with undue emphasis on output effects. However, assessment of the attractiveness of these technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa requires a detailed case-by-case comparison of changes in output and input costs and benefits. This paper reviews a set of responses known collectively as “conservation” or “sustainable” agriculture. Though definitions vary, these technologies typically involve agricultural management practices that prevent degradation of soil and water resources and thereby permit sustainable farm productivity without environmental degradation.
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food security; food policy; conservation; sustainable agriculture; Crop Production/Industries; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; Q18;
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