Show simple item record

dc.contributorNefzaoui, Alien_US
dc.contributorBen Jamaa, Mohamed Mekkien_US
dc.creatorAlary, Veroniqueen_US
dc.date2007-05-01en_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-31T17:16:46Z
dc.date.available2020-12-31T17:16:46Z
dc.identifierhttps://mel.cgiar.org/dspace/limiteden_US
dc.identifier.citationVeronique Alary, Ali Nefzaoui, Mohamed Mekki Ben Jamaa. (1/5/2007). Promoting the adoption of natural resource management technology in arid and semi-arid areas: Modelling the impact of spineless cactus in alley cropping in Central Tunisia. Agricultural Systems, 94 (2), pp. 573-585.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766/12288
dc.description.abstractThe arid and semi-arid areas of North Africa arc becoming deserts. Most of the research and development projects in these areas aim at developing alternative technologies to reduce land degradation and favour sustainable economic activities. The 'spineless cactus-alley cropping system' is an interesting alternative in the low rainfall areas of North Africa. This system limits land degradation by the use of perennial crops, produces cheap and drought resistant sources of feed, and favours biomass production in the inter spaces. The important question is how to promote the adoption of this technology. A bio-economic model has been developed to identify the conditions of development of the 'spineless cactus-alley cropping system' in an agro-pastoral community of Central Tunisia. Scenarios relating to different types of institutional support, either monetary or informational, were analysed. The results revealed larger cash flow, more livestock arid less cereal cultivation on marginal land. Adoption of the technology is clearly favoured by public financial support and also largely by transmission of information on the expected yield of the system. The findings suggest that extension services play a crucial role in creating awareness among farmers of the impact of technology in terms of yields and income diversification. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.formatPDFen_US
dc.languageenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.rightsCopyrighted; all rights reserveden_US
dc.sourceAgricultural Systems;94,(2007) Pagination 573,585en_US
dc.subjectcactusen_US
dc.subjecttechnology adoptionen_US
dc.subjectbio-economic modelen_US
dc.subjectarid areaen_US
dc.subjectagro-pastoral systemsen_US
dc.titlePromoting the adoption of natural resource management technology in arid and semi-arid areas: Modelling the impact of spineless cactus in alley cropping in Central Tunisiaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idAlary, Veronique: 0000-0003-4844-5423en_US
cg.creator.idNefzaoui, Ali: 0000-0001-5086-354Xen_US
cg.creator.ID-typeORCIDen_US
cg.creator.ID-typeORCIDen_US
cg.subject.agrovoctunisiaen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerThe French Agricultural Research Center for International Development - CIRADen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Sousse, Faculty of Law and Political Science of Sousseen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.date.embargo-end-dateTimelessen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
cg.coverage.countryTNen_US
cg.contactveronique.alary@cirad.fren_US
cg.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2007.02.003en_US
dc.identifier.statusTimeless limited accessen_US
mel.impact-factor4.212en_US


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record


DSpace software copyright © 2002-2016  DuraSpace
Disclaimer:
MELSpace content providers and partners accept no liability to any consequence resulting from use of the content or data made available in this repository. Users of this content assume full responsibility for compliance with all relevant national or international regulations and legislation.
Theme by 
Atmire NV