Determinants of income-earning strategies and adoption of conservation practices in hillside communities in rural Honduras

H.P.G. Jansen, A. Rodriguez, A. Damon, J. Pender, J. Chenier, R.A. Schipper

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Abstract

Based on the results of participatory diagnostic surveys conducted in 95 rural communities in the hillsides of Honduras, we determine income earning strategies at the community level; identify their main determinants; and analyze the adoption of of conservation practices. Eight income-earning strategies were distinguished that reflect differences in comparative advantage between communities. We explain the choice of income earning strategy using a multinomial logit model that includes biophysical, economic, social and institutional variables. We use a probit model to show that adoption of conservation practices is determined by the type of income earning strategy, population density, market access, and organizational variables.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-110
JournalAgricultural Systems
Volume88
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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