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Conservation Farming Adoption and Impact among First Year Adopters in Central Zambia

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In Zambia, as in most of Sub-Saharan Africa, rural poverty, food security, and farming are inextricably linked. While the livelihoods of nearly two thirds of Zambia’s population depend directly on their agricultural productivity, average yields have historically been low and soil fertility has been diminishing. Conservation Farming (CF) has shown promise of being a solution to these challenges after several years of adoption, yet the short-term yield effects are more variable. A better understanding of the immediate yield effects and their profitability relative to other techniques is necessary to determine if CF adoption is an effective and feasible way to increase agricultural productivity while sustainably building soil fertility.

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  • Goeb, Joseph, 2013. "Conservation Farming Adoption and Impact among First Year Adopters in Central Zambia," Food Security Collaborative Working Papers 171872, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
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    1. Grabowski, Philip & Jayne, Thom, 2016. "Analyzing Trends in Herbicide Use in Sub-Saharan Africa," Food Security International Development Working Papers 245909, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.

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    Crop Production/Industries; Food Security and Poverty;

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