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UKAID Department for International Development (R4D) 1999

Determinants of crop yields and household investment behaviour among small farm household in Southern Africa

Crop Yieds Investiment

UKAID Department for International Development (R4D)

Titre : Determinants of crop yields and household investment behaviour among small farm household in Southern Africa

Pays : Lesotho, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia

Projet de recherche pour le Développement : R7075CA

DFID Programme : Miscellaneous (Sustainable Agriculture)

Organismes de mise en œuvre  : Lead Institutes : Department of Agricultural Botany, University of Reading

Durée : Start Date : 01-01-1999 — End Date : 01-09-2000

Objectifs :To explain reasons for differences in investment behaviour and crop yields. By assessing the impact of specified policies and institutions (research, extension, credit and input subsidy) on the incentive to increase yield and adopt sustainable agricultural practices in four African countries, to better understand the policy and institutional requirements for effective management of natural resources.

Descriptif
Developmental problems : Low and unsustainable yields in small-farm agriculture, contributing to insecurity of food supply. Both donor and many recipient countries (including several in the Southern Africa region) have indicated a desire to reduce poverty via the route of sustainable agricultural intensification, but to date no studies exist either on the policy and institutional determinants of intensification, or of the effects of intensification on poverty.

Total Cost to DFID : £115,872

Présentation : Recherche for Development (R4D)

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