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Title: Factors Affecting the Adoption of Soil Conservation Measures: A Case Study of Fijian Cane Farmers
Authors: Asafu-Adjaye, John
Keywords: Fiji
ordered probit model
soil conservation
soil erosion
sugarcane
Issue Date: 2008-04
Abstract: This study explored the extent to which various factors affect Fijian cane farmers’ adoption of soil conservation measures. The significant factors affecting perception of the soil erosion problem include age, education, ethnicity, and extension services. On the other hand, the significant factors affecting soil conservation effort include perception of the erosion problem, net farm income, farm size, land type, and extension services. In general, personal characteristics appear to affect perceptions of soil erosion while the extent of conservation effort is affected by economic and physical factors. The resulting implications for soil conservation policy are discussed.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/36710
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics>Volume 33, Number 01, April 2008
Total Pages: 19
From Page: 99
To Page: 117
Collections:Volume 33, Number 1, April 2008

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