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Farmers’ Practices And Willingness To Adopt Supplemental Irrigation In Burkina Faso

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  • Zongo, Beteo
  • Diarra, Abdoulaye
  • Barbier, Bruno
  • Zorom, Malicki
  • Yacouba, Hamma
  • Dogot, Thomas

Abstract

This study analyzes farmers' practices and willingness to adopt supplemental irrigation on rainfed crops in the Sahelian and Sudano-Sahelian areas of Burkina Faso. A survey of 629 farmers revealed a diversity of farming practices within and between two agro-climatic zones. Over 65% of farmers believe that supplemental irrigation is a good way to mitigate the adverse effects of dry spells on crop yields. Determining factors of farmers’ willingness to adopt supplemental irrigation were identified using a logistic model. Lack of information is the major obstacle to promoting this innovation. Farmers’ training and information dissemination are the best ways to increase the acceptance of this promising technology.

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  • Zongo, Beteo & Diarra, Abdoulaye & Barbier, Bruno & Zorom, Malicki & Yacouba, Hamma & Dogot, Thomas, 2015. "Farmers’ Practices And Willingness To Adopt Supplemental Irrigation In Burkina Faso," International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics (IJFAEC), Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University, Department of Economics and Finance, vol. 3(1), pages 1-17, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:ijfaec:200129
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.200129
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