Understanding Adoption of Soil and Water Conservation Techniques: The role of new owners
AbstractThis paper analyzes the adoption behavior of small holder farmers using comparable plot-level duration data for Kenya and The Philippines. We find that adoption behavior is strongly linked to the process of land ownership transfer. This relationship is found both for data from Kenya and The Philippines and is robust to the inclusion of unobserved village, household, plot and time effects. While previous studies on adoption using duration or panel data have focused on the role of various changing village- and household-level factors, no previous adoption study has emphasized the crucial role of land ownership changes.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford in its series CSAE Working Paper Series with number 2011-05.
Date of creation: 2011
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Soil and water conservation; Land ownership; Duration analysis; Kenya; Philippines;
Other versions of this item:
- Remco H. Oostendorp and Fred Zaal, 2011. "Understanding Adoption of Soil and Water Conservation Techniques: The role of new owners," Economics Series Working Papers CSAE WPS/2011-05, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
- NEP-AFR-2011-04-02 (Africa)
- NEP-AGR-2011-04-02 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2011-04-02 (All new papers)
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