Title: Economics of Grass Strips Used as Sediment Filters in the Riparian Zones of Lake Victoria, Uganda
Authors: Mugonola, Basil ×
Kimaro, Didas
Isabirye, Moses
Deckers, Seppe
Poesen, Jean
Wanyama, Joshua
Mathijs, Erik #
Issue Date: 11-Sep-2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc.
Series Title: Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems vol:37 issue:9 pages:1040-1062
Abstract: Land-use change in the riparian zones has lead to flow of sediments and nutrients into Lake Victoria. Using net present value (NPV) and sensitivity analysis techniques, economic viability of Paspalum, lemon, and elephant grasses as sediment filters under maize production are determined. Findings reveal that grass strips in maize production generates NPVs of 1,620 Cha−1, 1,736 Cha−1, and 1,766 Cha−1 for maize + Paspalum, maize + lemon and maize + elephant grass, respectively, at 5% discount rate. Sensitivity analyses show, NPVs are stable to varying discount rates but not to yield declines in maize and grasses. Overall, integrated land use to reduce sediment and nutrient fluxes is a more acceptable solution to land-constrained farmers
ISSN: 2168-3565
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Geography & Tourism
Division Soil and Water Management
Division of Bioeconomics
× corresponding author
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