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  • Reasons for non-adoption of soil conservation technologies and how to overcome them
  • Paper focuses on reasons for the non-adoption, at least over the long run, of soil conservation technologies by local farmers. Governments are criticized for promoting expensive structures aimed at soil retention rather than at vegetative cover
  • . Long-term adoption depends on building community capabilities that permit farmers to experiment and innovate. The results of COSECHA's field studies on farmer productivity and technological adoption are discussed. - (SLD)
  • Agricultural productivity ; Agriculture ; Andes ; Bolivia ; Farming system ; Rural life ; Soil conservation ; Technology ; Water management
  • Using a case study from the mid-Andean valleys of the Cochabamba Department of Bolivia, the A. examine the social and economic factors that influence household response to soil and water conservation technologies (SWC). They found that in less
  • intensive systems with no irrigation the adoption of such technologies is low. Also, the establishment and maintanance costs of SWC had to be low for unsubsidized adoption to be visible. - (SLD)
  • and scientific knowledge have been joined to create new appropriate technologies for the semi-arid hillsides there. She further advocates stakeholder forums as a way to augment the flow of information. - (SLD)
  • In the run, households and local communities will attain livelihood security through their own ingenuity and with help from institutions and technologies. In the short run, however, we need to develop a better understanding of the causes of poverty
  • into consideration socioeconomic factors such as the security of access to resources, livelihood strategies, gender roles and division of labor, family member allocation of income and farm products, technological adaptation, local knowledge, and communication