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Farmers’ Perceptions of Soil Fertility in Benin

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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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8136IIED