Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/242758
Authors: 
Katengeza, Samson P.
Holden, Stein T.
Fisher, Monica
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Centre for Land Tenure Studies Working Paper No. 11/17
Publisher: 
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Centre for Land Tenure Studies (CLTS), Ås
Abstract: 
Soil fertility management (SFM) technologies may potentially protect against climate risks, reduce nutrient depletion and enhance food security. In this paper, we study impact of drought exposure on adoption and adoption intensity of SFM technologies, specifically, focusing on maize-legume intercropping and organic manure. The paper uses four-round panel data collected from six districts in Malawi over a period of nine years and we use correlated random effects models with a control function approach for data analysis. Results show an increase in adoption rates from 33% in 2006 to 76% in 2015 for maize-legume intercropping and from 30% (2006) to 53% (2015)for organic manure. Regression results reveal that exposure to early and late dry spells increases the likelihood of adoption and adoption intensity of maize-legume intercropping with late droughts also having a positive impact on adoption and adoption intensity of organic manure. We also find positive effects of fertilizer use intensity and fertilizer price on adoption and adoption intensity of both intercropping and organic manure.
Subjects: 
Soil fertility management
maize-legume intercropping
organic manure
adoption
drought impacts
Malawi
JEL: 
Q12
Q16
Q54
Q56
ISBN: 
978-82-7490-261-9
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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