Factors Affecting the Adoption of Soil Conservation Measures: A Case Study of Fijian Cane Farmers
By: Asafu-Adjaye, John
Asafu-Adjaye, John, Factors Affecting the Adoption of Soil Conservation Measures: A Case Study of Fijian Cane Farmers, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Volume 33, Issue 1, April 2008, Pages 99-117
This study explored the extent to which various factors affect Fijian cane farmers’ adoption of soil conservation measures. The significant factors affecting perception of the soil erosion problem include age, education, ethnicity, and extension services. On the other hand, the significant factors affecting soil conservation effort include perception of the erosion problem, net farm income, farm size, land type, and extension services. In general, personal characteristics appear to affect perceptions of soil erosion while the extent of conservation effort is affected by economic and physical factors. The resulting implications for soil conservation policy are discussed.