The policy context of vegetable-agroforestry (VAF) in the Philippines and Vietnam: Are there incentives for small farmers?

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2008
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This presentation examines the policy incentives for smallholders in vegetable agroforestry production. The research reveals that while generic incentives for the adoption of vegetable agroforestry systems in Vietnam and in the Philippines have a positive impact, these programs are insufficient to encourage widespread adoption amongst smallholders. The presentation concludes with suggestions for scaling up incentive structures geared towards smallholders.

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Small-scale farming, Adoption of innovations, Agroforestry, Agriculture, Vegetable-agroforestry (vaf), National policy incentives, Local policy incentives, Smallholder farmers, Incentives, Policy instruments, Farm/Enterprise Scale
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Presented at the SANREM CRSP 2008 Annual Meeting, Los Baños, Philippines, 26-29 May 2008