Adoption and impacts of conservation agriculture: Quasi experimental evidence from E. Africa

Abstract

Conservation Agriculture is a recent and evolving concept to land management that seeks to optimise crop yields and farm profits in a manner that balances economic and environmental benefits. The underlying principles include avoiding soil tillage, maintaining soil cover and retaining crop residues, practicing crop rotations and improved fallows, precision placement of appropriate fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides (targeting of inputs), reliance upon integrated pest management (IPM) principles and avoidance of soil compaction, among others.

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Keywords
Conservation agriculture, Adoption of innovations, East africa, propensity score matching (psm), Field Scale Watershed
Citation
Africa Crop Science Society (ACSS) meeting, Entebbe Uganda, 14-17th October, 2013