Lessons from Participatory Evaluation of Cropping Practices in Yunnan Province, China: Overview of the Effectiveness of Technologies and Issues Related to Technology Adoption

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/81873
Title:
Lessons from Participatory Evaluation of Cropping Practices in Yunnan Province, China: Overview of the Effectiveness of Technologies and Issues Related to Technology Adoption
Authors:
Subedi, Madhu; Hocking, Trevor J.; Fullen, Michael A.; McCrea, Alison R.; Milne, E.
Abstract:
Increasing crop production, while maintaining sustainability, is a priority for agricultural development projects, particularly in developing countries. This study investigated the factors contributing to the effectiveness of agricultural development projects in improving the sustainability of cropping systems in a small upland watershed in south-west China. This involved a review of recent related projects and detailed evaluation of one project: the SHASEA Project. Farmers’ perceptions of several agricultural technologies are discussed, along with factors contributing to farmers’ adoption of these technologies. Local, national and international institutions need to adopt several strategies to improve project effectiveness and agro-environmental sustainability.
Citation:
Sustainability, 1(3: 628-661.
Publisher:
Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
Journal:
Sustainability
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/81873
DOI:
10.3390/su1030628
Additional Links:
http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/1/3/628
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2071-1050
Appears in Collections:
Plant and Environmental Research Group

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSubedi, Madhu-
dc.contributor.authorHocking, Trevor J.-
dc.contributor.authorFullen, Michael A.-
dc.contributor.authorMcCrea, Alison R.-
dc.contributor.authorMilne, E.-
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-21T12:46:26Z-
dc.date.available2009-09-21T12:46:26Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationSustainability, 1(3: 628-661.en
dc.identifier.issn2071-1050-
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/su1030628-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/81873-
dc.description.abstractIncreasing crop production, while maintaining sustainability, is a priority for agricultural development projects, particularly in developing countries. This study investigated the factors contributing to the effectiveness of agricultural development projects in improving the sustainability of cropping systems in a small upland watershed in south-west China. This involved a review of recent related projects and detailed evaluation of one project: the SHASEA Project. Farmers’ perceptions of several agricultural technologies are discussed, along with factors contributing to farmers’ adoption of these technologies. Local, national and international institutions need to adopt several strategies to improve project effectiveness and agro-environmental sustainability.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMolecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/1/3/628en
dc.subjectSustainable agricultureen
dc.subjectTechnological effectivenessen
dc.subjectTechnology adoption/adaptationen
dc.titleLessons from Participatory Evaluation of Cropping Practices in Yunnan Province, China: Overview of the Effectiveness of Technologies and Issues Related to Technology Adoptionen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalSustainabilityen
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