Factors affecting the adoption of soil conservation measures: A case study of Fijian cane farmers

Asafu-Adjaye, John (2008) Factors affecting the adoption of soil conservation measures: A case study of Fijian cane farmers. Journal of Agricultural & Resource Economics, 33 1: 99-117.

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Author Asafu-Adjaye, John
Title Factors affecting the adoption of soil conservation measures: A case study of Fijian cane farmers
Journal name Journal of Agricultural & Resource Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1068-5502
2327-8285
Publication date 2008-04-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 33
Issue 1
Start page 99
End page 117
Total pages 19
Editor G. Thompson
Place of publication Logan, UT, United States
Publisher Western Agricultural Economics Association
Language eng
Abstract This study explores 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.
Keyword Fiji
Ordered probit model
Soil conservation
Soil erosion
Sugarcane
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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