Harvesting the rain : the adoption of environmental technologies in the Sahel

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Titre
Harvesting the rain : the adoption of environmental technologies in the Sahel
Auteur
AKER Jenny C.
JACK Kelsey
Thème principal
Gestion durable des terres / CES – DRS / récupération des sols
Sujet
Conservation des sols
Description
Many agricultural and environmental technologies require large upfront investments in exchange for longer-term benefits. This time profile of costs and benefits may deter adoption, particularly in low-income settings characterized by information constraints,
limited cash on hand, and high discount rates. We test the importance of these barriers to the adoption of an agricultural technique that helps to reduce land degradation and restore soil fertility in Niger. We find little evidence that liquidity or credit constraints
deter adoption: instead, providing farmers with training increases the share of adopters by over 90 percentage points, despite a majority of farmers already being familiar with the technology.
Année
2022
Type
Etude
Format
.pdf
Langue
Français
Couverture géographique
Niger
Auditoire
Proposé aux scientifiques
Section
BIBLIOTHEQUE
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