Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/242754
Authors: 
Fisher, Monica
Holden, Stein T.
Katengeza, Samson P.
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Centre for Land Tenure Studies Working Paper No. 7/17
Publisher: 
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Centre for Land Tenure Studies (CLTS), Ås
Abstract: 
This study investigates how the Farmer-to-Farmer-Extension (F2FE) system with lead farmers and follower farmers influences adoption of Conservation Agriculture (CA) technologies in Malawi. Using data from 180 lead farmers and their 455 followers in central and southern Malawi, we assess the level of influence lead farmers have on their followers' familiarity with and adoption of CA. The main findings are that (a) lead farmers have significant influence on CA familiarity and adoption among followersthrough their motivation, familiarity, and own adoption and (b) F2FE is a complement rather than a substitute for other agricultural extension activities. Policy implications are discussed.
Subjects: 
Africa
conservation agriculture (CA)
farmer-to-farmer extension (F2FE)
Malawi
technology adoption
lead farmers
followers of lead farmers
JEL: 
Q16
ISBN: 
978-82-7490-257-2
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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