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dc.contributor.authorMoore, Keith M.
dc.contributor.authorMyers, J.
dc.contributor.authorClements, C.
dc.coverage.spatialSub-Saharan Africa
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dc.description.abstractSub-Saharan African agriculture is limited by degraded soils, yet there is no universally predictive factor for the adoption of soil management practices. This chapter frames small farmer decision making by exploring the differences in perceptions of scientists and farmers, elaborating on economic factors influencing adoption, and considering the religious context which impact decision-making. Starting from Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovations, it describes the progression in perspective on social learning, and recognizes the importance of imitation, time dynamics, and the process of innovation. This leads to a discussion of agricultural innovation systems, networks, and platforms which aims to develop a new framework with which to approach the promotion of integrated soil fertility management.
dc.publisherBoca Raton, FL: CRC Press
dc.relation.ispartofLal, R. and B.A. Stewart (eds.). Soil Management of Smallholder Agriculture
dc.rightsCopyright 2015 by Taylor & Francis Group LLC
dc.subjectParticipatory processes
dc.subjectCommunity institutions
dc.subjectFarmer field schools
dc.subjectSocial learning
dc.subjectExperiential learning
dc.subjectSocial capital
dc.subjectSoil conservation
dc.subjectSoil management
dc.subjectIndigenous community
dc.subjectSustainable development
dc.subjectFarmer to farmer
dc.subjectInstitutional capacity building
dc.subjectSustainable agriculture
dc.subjectLocal knowledge
dc.subjectExtension service
dc.subjectAdoption of innovations
dc.subjectAgricultural innovation systems
dc.subjectInnovation networks
dc.subjectInnovation platforms
dc.subjectFarm/Enterprise Scale
dc.titleSmall-farmer choice and decision making for sustainable soil management
dc.description.notesCCRA-8 (Technology Networks for Sustainable Innovation)

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