DETERMINANTS OF THE DECISION TO ADOPT INTEGRATED SOIL FERTILITY MANAGEMENT PRACTICES BY SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS OF KENYA

@article{Mugwe2009DETERMINANTSOT,
  title={DETERMINANTS OF THE DECISION TO ADOPT INTEGRATED SOIL FERTILITY MANAGEMENT PRACTICES BY SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS OF KENYA},
  author={J. Mugwe and Daniel N. Mugendi and Prof Monicah Wanjiku Mucheru-Muna and Roel Merckx and Jonas N. Chianu and Bernard Vanlauwe},
  journal={Experimental Agriculture},
  year={2009},
  volume={45},
  pages={61 - 75}
}
SUMMARY Declining soil fertility is a major cause of low per capita food production on smallholder farms of sub-Saharan Africa. This study attempted to provide an empirical explanation of the factors associated with farmers' decisions to adopt or not to adopt newly introduced integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) technologies consisting of combinations of organics and mineral fertilizer in Meru South district of the central highlands of Kenya. Out of 106 households interviewed, 46% were… 

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