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dc.contributorGwara, Simonen_US
dc.contributorMpofu, Nkululekoen_US
dc.contributorPedzisa, Tarisayien_US
dc.contributorKizito, Mazvimavien_US
dc.contributorChivenge, Paulineen_US
dc.creatorMurendo, Conraden_US
dc.identifier.citationConrad Murendo, Simon Gwara, Nkululeko Mpofu, Tarisayi Pedzisa, Mazvimavi Kizito, Pauline Chivenge. (23/9/2016). The adoption of a portfolio of sustainable agricultural practices by smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.en_US
dc.description.abstractClimate change and variability and soil fertility depletion are among the main biophysical limiting factors for increasing per capita food production for smallholder farmers in developing countries. To tackle these challenges, the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices (SAPs), has become an important policy topic among donors and development agencies in developing countries. This paper examines the adoption decisions for SAPs, using recent primary data collected in 51 villages in 3 districts of Zimbabwe. The article employs a multivariate probit regression to model simultaneous interdependent adoption decisions by farm households. The analysis reveals that education, farm experience, farm size, income, access to information and agroecology influence the adoption of SAPs. Policies that are aimed at improving household income and enhancing access to information can increase the uptake of SAPs by smallholder farmers. Extension messages should aim to emphasize the complementarities between different SAPs. This information could help policy makers and extension agents to formulate and promote a package of SAPs.en_US
dc.publisherAfrican Association of Agricultural Economistsen_US
dc.subjectmultivariate probiten_US
dc.subjectsustainable agricultural practicesen_US
dc.subjectmultiple adoptionen_US
dc.titleThe adoption of a portfolio of sustainable agricultural practices by smallholder farmers in Zimbabween_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics - ICRISATen_US
cg.contributor.centerIndependent / Not associateden_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderCGIAR System Organization - CGIARen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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