Fertilizer use on small-holder farms in eastern province, Zambia

Jha, D. and Hojjati, B. (1993) Fertilizer use on small-holder farms in eastern province, Zambia. Project Report. IFPRI, Washington, D.C., USA.

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This study, conducted in Eastern province, Zambia,looks at farmer's practicesregarding use of fertilizer and analyzes the role of fertilizers in the transition from subsistence farming to a more commercialized agriculture. The study is based on data collected from 330 households and several issues like response of crops to fertilizer application, adoption and fertilizer usepractices, farmers' access to fertilizer, determinants of fertilizer use are discussed. Some important policy conclusions that envisaged from the findings are addressed. The study shows that use of fertilizer on traditional varieties can also be a catalyst for agricultural growth

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fertilizers; Zambia; Small farms; Consumption; Agricultural development; Farmers' attitudes, RP8625
Author Affiliation: International Food Policy Research Institute(IFPRI) Washington, D.C.
Subjects: Plant Production
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Mr Daneti Raju
Date Deposited: 16 May 2014 09:54
Last Modified: 16 May 2014 09:54
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/13169

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