Social capital and soil conservation: Evidence from the Philippines

Cramb, Rob A. (2005) Social capital and soil conservation: Evidence from the Philippines. The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 49 2: 211-226. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8489.2005.00286.x

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Author Cramb, Rob A.
Title Social capital and soil conservation: Evidence from the Philippines
Journal name The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1364-985X
Publication date 2005-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8489.2005.00286.x
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 49
Issue 2
Start page 211
End page 226
Total pages 16
Place of publication Richmond, Vic., Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Abstract The formation of social capital is hypothesised to enhance collective efforts for soil conservation. The Landcare Program in the Southern Philippines promotes simple conservation practices in upland environments by supporting community landcare groups and municipal landcare associations, thus augmenting social capital. A study was conducted in 2002 to evaluate the Landcare Program, using a mix of quantitative and qualitative techniques. In this paper the relationship between social capital formation and adoption of soil conservation is investigated. It is concluded that, although membership in a local landcare group was not a major factor in adoption, the Landcare Program as a whole created a valuable stock of bridging social capital, with significant benefits for long-term natural resource management.
Keyword Landcare
Social capital
Soil conservation
The Philippines
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes An earlier version of this paper was presented at the 48th Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) Annual Conference, Melbourne, 10-13 February 2004

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