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Farmers’ Perceptions of Soil Fertility in Benin

I Mulder

Working paper, 39 pages

An analysis of farmers’ knowledge of alternative techniques to improve soil fertility, particularly perceptions of associated costs and benefits, is essential for explaining farmers’ adoption of soil fertility measures. Therefore a key question to address is what benefits do farmers expect to gain from different fertility regimes? This paper examines the advantages in terms of a) extended cropping period; b) increased yield and c) wider crop choice, based on a survey undertaken among farmers in Atacora, Benin

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  • IIED code: 8136IIED
  • Published: 2000 - IIED, IVM
  • Area: Benin
  • Theme: Economics
  • Series: CREED WP 28
  • ISBN: 978-1-84369-306-2
  • Language: English

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