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dc.contributorBaylis, Kathyen_US
dc.contributorArends-Kuenning, Maryen_US
dc.contributorKizito, Mazvimavien_US
dc.creatorMichler, Jeffreyen_US
dc.identifier.citationJeffrey Michler, Kathy Baylis, Mary Arends-Kuenning, Mazvimavi Kizito. (1/12/2018). Conservation Agriculture and Climate Resilience. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 93, pp. 148-169.en_US
dc.description.abstractAgricultural productivity growth is vital for economic and food security outcomes which are threatened by climate change. In response, governments and development agencies are encouraging the adoption of ‘climate-smart’ agricultural technologies, such as conservation agriculture (CA). However, there is little rigorous evidence that demonstrates the effect of CA on production or climate resilience, and what evidence exists is hampered by selection bias. Using panel data from Zimbabwe, we test how CA performs during extreme rainfall events - both shortfalls and surpluses.We control for the endogenous adoption decision and find that use of CA in years of average rainfall results in no yield gains, and in some cases yield loses. However, CA is effective in mitigating the negative impacts of deviations in rainfall. We conclude that the lower yields during normal rainfall seasons may be a proximate factor in low uptake of CA. Policy should focus promotion of CA on these climate resilience benefits.en_US
dc.publisherElsevier (12 months)en_US
dc.sourceJournal of Environmental Economics and Management;93,(2018) Pagination 148,169en_US
dc.subjecttechnology adoptionen_US
dc.subjectconservation farmingen_US
dc.subjectweather risken_US
dc.titleConservation Agriculture and Climate Resilienceen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.subject.agrovocclimate smart agricultureen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics - ICRISATen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Arizona - Arizonaen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaignen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals - GLDCen_US
cg.contributor.funderCGIAR System Office - CGIAR - Sysen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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