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Factors influencing adoption and continued use of long-term soil and water conservation measures in five developing countries

Factors influencing adoption and continued use of long-term soil and water conservation measures in five developing countries

de Graaff, J., Amsalu, A., Bodnár, F., Kessler, A., Posthumus, H. and Tenge, A. (2008) Factors influencing adoption and continued use of long-term soil and water conservation measures in five developing countries. Applied Geography, 28 (4). pp. 271-280. ISSN 0143-6228 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2008.05.001)

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Abstract

Many regions in the world are affected by land degradation. Successive development projects have promoted a variety of soil and water conservation (SWC) measures to prevent further land degradation. However, these measures have seldom been adopted on a large scale. This paper deals with the adoption process of investments in SWC measures, and with the factors influencing adoption and continued use of these measures. After a theoretical introduction, whereby three phases in the adoption process are distinguished,
it presents and compares some results of independent empirical research projects on adoption of SWC measures in five developing countries. Some general conclusions are
drawn from these diverse research results.
2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] First published: October 2008. [2] Published as: Applied Geography, (2008), Vol. 28 (4), pp. 271–280.
Uncontrolled Keywords: adoption, continued use, soil and water conservation, developing countries
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10008

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