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Title: Adoption of soil and water conservation technologies in the Rwizi catchment of south western Uganda
Authors: Mugonola, Basil ×
Deckers, Seppe
Poesen, Jean
Isabirye, Moses
Mathijs, Erik #
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Earthscan Ltd.
Series Title: International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability vol:i pages:1-18
Abstract: Soil and water conservation technologies, such as mulching, grass strips and retention ditches,have been promoted in many areas of Sub-Saharan Africa. However, technology adoption rates have remained unsatisfactory. In this study, a logit model was used to examine the adoption of soil and water conservation technologies in the Rwizi catchment of Uganda using crosssectional survey data from 271 smallholder farmers. Findings revealed that the likelihood to adopt these conservation technologies by smallholder farmers is explained by land size, tropical livestock units, access to extension services, value of gross output, gender of the household head and location of the farmers. Our results further showed that the quadratic term in land size was significant and negative, highlighting an acreage threshold to adoption. In general, our findings underscore the importance of information access and landownership in adoption of soil and water conservation technologies in the Rwizi catchment of Uganda
ISSN: 1473-5903
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Bioeconomics
Division Soil and Water Management
Division of Geography
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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