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Understanding Adoption of Soil and Water Conservation Techniques: The role of new owners

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  • Remco H. Oostendorp
  • Fred Zaal

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This 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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  • Remco H. Oostendorp & Fred Zaal, 2011. "Understanding Adoption of Soil and Water Conservation Techniques: The role of new owners," CSAE Working Paper Series 2011-05, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford.
  • Handle: RePEc:csa:wpaper:2011-05
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    1. Abadi Ghadim, Amir K. & Pannell, David J., 1999. "A conceptual framework of adoption of an agricultural innovation," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, pages 145-154.
    2. Batz, Franz-J. & Janssen, Willem & Peters, Kurt J., 2003. "Predicting technology adoption to improve research priority--setting," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, pages 151-164.
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    1. Maurice Ogada & Germano Mwabu & Diana Muchai, 2014. "Farm technology adoption in Kenya: a simultaneous estimation of inorganic fertilizer and improved maize variety adoption decisions," Agricultural and Food Economics, Springer;Italian Society of Agricultural Economics (SIDEA), pages 1-18.

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    Soil and water conservation; Land ownership; Duration analysis; Kenya; Philippines;

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