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2019 - Fertiliser adoption and sustainable rural livelihood improvement in Nigeria

Autores: Emmanuel Donkor, Stephen Onakuse, Joe Bogue & Ignacio De Los Rios-Carmenado
Título: Fertiliser adoption and sustainable rural livelihood improvement in Nigeria
Revista: Land Use Policy. ISSN: 0264-8377
Volumen: 88 (2019) 104193
Indexado en ISI: Si. Factor de Impacto (2017): 3,194
Páginas: inicial: 1   final:   12
Fecha: 2019
Lugar de Publicación: England
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ABSTRACT

Poor soil fertility emanating from land degradation is one of the causes of low crop productivity in Sub-SaharanAfrica. Therefore, the issues of food insecurity and poverty have become prevalent in these countries. It ishowever imperative to explore agricultural innovations such as mineral fertiliser to improve soil fertility of thearable lands in Africa including Nigeria. In this study, we analyse the adoption of mineral fertiliser and itseconomic impacts on the livelihoods of 400 rural farmers in Nigeria. We apply the endogenous switching re-gression and propensity score matching approaches in the empirical analyses. Wefind that the adoption ofmineral fertiliser increases cassava yields and net revenues of rural farmers. The enhanced cassava yields and netrevenues have implications on the transformation of rural economy by reducing food insecurity, minimisingpoverty, and improving the overall well-being of rural farmers. The results also show that farmer age and leasingnegatively influence the adoption of fertiliser whereas farmer education, experience in cassava farming,household size, keeping of farm record, location differential, access to credit, membership of farmer association,and herbicides show positive effects. To achieve higher adoption of fertiliser among rural farmers, we re-commend that agricultural policies could target the aforementioned key factors. 

KEYWORDS

Livelihood improvement,Endogenous switching regression,Nigeria,Propensity score matching,Rural development,Technology adoption.

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