The study subsequently assesses the economics of one particular technological conservation option: crop residue mulching (also known as conservation tillage). An analytical framework is developed to assess the socio-economics of the technology in developing countries. The technology assessment framework follows a stepwise expanding analysis along a three-tier hierarchy: crop production, the farm household and the institutional setting. This results in a private and a social assessment of the technology, and the formulation of corresponding policy implications. The framework is applied in ex ante , ex post and partial analyses of crop residue mulching in different settings in Mexico and Central America. Conclusions are drawn regarding the technology assessment framework and crop residue mulching.
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|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||28 Sep 1999|
|Place of Publication||S.l.|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
- soil conservation
- crop residues
- innovation adoption
- conservation tillage
- economic evaluation
- developing countries