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2019-12-13Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.3390/w11122640
Factors Influencing the Adoption of Water Conservation Technologies by Smallholder Farmer Households in Tanzania
dc.contributor.authorJha, Srijna
dc.contributor.authorKaechele, Harald
dc.contributor.authorSieber, Stefan
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-09T11:35:10Z
dc.date.available2020-09-09T11:35:10Z
dc.date.issued2019-12-13none
dc.date.updated2020-01-07T20:52:16Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/22605
dc.description.abstractIn Tanzania, the increasing population coupled with climate change amplifies issues of food insecurity and negatively impacts the livelihoods of smallholder farmer households. To address these issues a range of water conservation techniques (WCTs) have been useful. However, the adoption of these WCTs in Tanzania has been limited due to many reasons. With the objective to better understand and identify the factors that significantly influence the adoption of WCTs in Tanzania, the study uses survey data from 701 smallholder farmer households and a bivariate logistic regression, to provide, for the first time, a comprehensive model for the adoption of WCTs in Tanzania that includes a range of individual, household, socio-economic, and farmer perception related variables (factors). The evaluation shows that 120 farmers (17.12%) adopted WCTs and finds the farmer perceptions of rainfall instability, household wealth, and food security to be crucial. The results suggest that policy interventions should encourage conservation behavior (especially when the rainfall is perceived to be uncertain), emphasize the economic and food security-related benefits of adopting WCTs, include strategies that make adoption of WCTs attractive to female-led households, attempt to reach greater number of farmers via social networks and provide better access to public funds for farmers.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectdecision-makingeng
dc.subjectlogit regressioneng
dc.subjectfarmer perceptionseng
dc.subjectsocial networkseng
dc.subjectpublic fundseng
dc.subjectwater conservation adoptioneng
dc.subject.ddc690 Bau von Gebäudennone
dc.titleFactors Influencing the Adoption of Water Conservation Technologies by Smallholder Farmer Households in Tanzanianone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/22605-4
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/w11122640none
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/21881
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.container-titleWaternone
local.edoc.pages18none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionLebenswissenschaftliche Fakultätnone
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameMDPInone
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local.edoc.container-volume11none
local.edoc.container-issue12none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
local.edoc.container-articlenumber2640none
dc.identifier.eissn2073-4441
local.edoc.affiliationJha, Srijna; SusLAND: Sustainable Land Use in Developing Countries, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Eberswalder Straße 84, 15374 Müncheberg, Germany, srijna.jha@zalf.de Department of Agricultural Economics, Humboldt University Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin, Germany, srijna.jha@zalf.denone
local.edoc.affiliationKaechele, Harald; SusLAND: Sustainable Land Use in Developing Countries, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Eberswalder Straße 84, 15374 Müncheberg, Germany, harald.kaechele@zalf.de Department of Landscape Management and Nature Conservation, Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (HNEE), Schicklerstraße 5, 16225 Eberswalde, Germany, harald.kaechele@zalf.denone
local.edoc.affiliationSieber, Stefan; SusLAND: Sustainable Land Use in Developing Countries, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Eberswalder Straße 84, 15374 Müncheberg, Germany, stefan.sieber@zalf.de Department of Agricultural Economics, Humboldt University Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin, Germany, stefan.sieber@zalf.denone

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