Decisive key-factors influencing farm households' soil and water conservation investments

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Abstract

In the inter-Andean valleys of Bolivia decisive key-factors influencing farm households' soil and water conservation investments were determined. The household's progressiveness most influences the decision how much to invest; dynamic and responsible families are among the first. Economic stratum is also important; more income from agriculture leads to higher investments in conservation practices. These practices are preferably executed on fields where the required effort is least and where the impact is highest. Based on these results, four concrete recommendations are given for a SWC strategy that aims at motivating farmers for the adoption of soil and water conservation practices
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-60
JournalApplied Geography
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • adoption
  • technology
  • motivation
  • management
  • behavior

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