Adoption intensity of soil and water conservation practices by smallholders: evidence from Northern Ghana

Soil and water conservation practices are being promoted in Ghana as a way of sustainably managing the environment to support agricultural production. Despite the important role the adoption of the practices plays in conserving the environment, very few studies have been conducted to analyse the factors influencing their intensive adoption. This study analyses the determinants of intensity of adoption of soil and water conservation practices using data from a cross-section of smallholder producers in Northern Ghana. Count data models are used for the analysis. The empirical results show that access to information, social capital, per capita landholding and wealth play an important role in smallholder producers’ decision to intensively adopt soil and water conservation practices.

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Journal Article
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ISSN 2280-6180 (print) (Other)
ISSN 2280-6172 (online) (Other)
DOI: 10.13128/BAE-13246 (Other)
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Bio-based and Applied Economics Journal, 03, 2
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Q12; Q18; Q56

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