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Factors Influencing Adoption of Conservation Agriculture in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Willy Mulimbi (a1), Lawton Nalley (a1), Bruce Dixon (a1), Heather Snell (a1) and Qiuqiong Huang (a1)...

Abstract

Empowering farmers to increase productivity by educating them on conservation agriculture (CA) could contribute to reducing vulnerability, alleviating food insecurity, and fighting poverty while being ecologically sustainable in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This study assesses the effect of a CA-promotion agriculture program. Findings suggest that location of the farm, training, having accessed credit, belonging to a farmers’ group, and being a vulnerable female all drove adoption to varying degrees and directions. Results also suggest that policy makers and CA practitioners should emphasize the ability that CA has to increase income and food security, which could widen CA adoption.

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