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Impact of Alternative Land Management Options on Soil Fertility and Erosion in Uganda

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  • Birungi, Patrick
  • Hassan, Rashid M.

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Using a data set collected in eight districts of Uganda, this study investigates how investment in soil fertility management (SFM) and conservation practices may affect natural resource outcomes, particularly the extent and level of soil erosion and soil nutrient loss. The study used ordered probit models and the results suggest that investment in SFM and conservation practices greatly improves soil fertility and reduces soil erosion. From a policy perspective, public investment to encourage use of SFM and conservation technologies would help the country achieve sustainable agricultural production.

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  • Birungi, Patrick & Hassan, Rashid M., 2007. "Impact of Alternative Land Management Options on Soil Fertility and Erosion in Uganda," Agrekon, Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA), vol. 46(3), September.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:agreko:8010
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    1. repec:eco:journ1:2017-02-15 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Vaiknoras, Kate & Norton, George & Alwang, Jeffrey, 2015. "Farmer preferences for attributes of conservation agriculture in Uganda," African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, African Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 10(2), June.
    3. repec:eee:agiwat:v:194:y:2017:i:c:p:150-159 is not listed on IDEAS

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