Factors affecting adoption of green manure and cover crop technologies among Paraguayan smallholder farmers Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • © 2016 Taylor & Francis. Paraguay faces significant generational challenges in its agricultural industry, especially challenges in subsistence farming practices. Landless or smallholder farmers are less likely to adopt or use long-term soil management practices such as green manure and cover crop technologies. The purpose was to examine factors affecting adoption of green manure and cover crop technologies among Paraguayan smallholder farmers. Farmer training events, access to green manure and cover crop information, social participation, technical assistance (extension), and using chemical fertilizer significantly influenced, albeit weakly, farmers’ adoption of conservation agriculture practices. The results support further research to effectively refine agricultural adoption modeling.

author list (cited authors)

  • Pratt, O. J., & Wingenbach, G.

citation count

  • 6

publication date

  • September 2016