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dc.contributor.author Thangata, P. H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Mudhara, M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Grier, C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Hildebrand, P. E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-30T01:21:30Z en_US
dc.date.available 2007-06-30T01:21:30Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Thangata PH, Mudhara M, Grier C, Hildebrand PE. 2007. Potential for agroforestry adoption in southern Africa: a comparative study of improved fallow and green manure adoption in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 5:67-75. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1547-3465 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/220 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper summarizes the findings of three ex-ante studies, from Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia, that examined the potential for adoption of agroforestry technologies should they be extended to farmers. Ethnographic linear programme modelling of households in all three locations shows that the potential adoption of these technologies depends on household composition, farm size, and availability of draft power. Results show that both male and female headed households can adopt the technology. A seed selling incentive enhanced adoption through augmenting household income and benefited farmers by increasing funds available for discretionary use. In Zimbabwe there was a greater increase in discretionary cash for draft animal owners than non-owners. It is concluded that in Southern Africa, improved fallows are a viable alternative to chemical fertilizer use for small farmers. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.subject agroforestry en_US
dc.subject small-scale farming en_US
dc.subject Southern Africa en_US
dc.subject Malawi en_US
dc.subject Zambia en_US
dc.subject Zimbabwe en_US
dc.subject fallow en_US
dc.subject green manures en_US
dc.subject soil fertility en_US
dc.subject Sesbania sesban en_US
dc.subject Tephrosia vogelii en_US
dc.subject Gliricidia sepium en_US
dc.subject Cajanus cajan en_US
dc.subject Vigna en_US
dc.subject Zea mays en_US
dc.subject interviews en_US
dc.subject linear models en_US
dc.subject food security en_US
dc.subject ethnobotany en_US
dc.subject corn en_US
dc.subject cowpeas en_US
dc.subject gender differences en_US
dc.subject pigeon peas en_US
dc.subject seed industry en_US
dc.subject technology transfer en_US
dc.title Potential for Agroforestry Adoption in Southern Africa: A Comparative Study of Improved Fallow and Green Manure Adoption in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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