Title Sustainable Agricultural Practices and Agricultural Productivity in Ethiopia: Does Agroecology Matter?
Contributor Environment for Development
Author Gunnar Köhlin, John Pender, Menale Kassie, Precious Zikhali
Content This paper investigates the impact of sustainable agricultural practices on crop productivity, with a particular focus on reduced tillage. Specifically, the report investigate whether reduced tillage results in more or less productivity gain than chemical fertilizer. Results support encouraging resource-constrained farmers in semi-arid areas to adopt sustainable agricultural practices, especially since they enable farmers to reduce production costs, provide environmental benefits, and—as our results confirm—enhance crop productivity.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2011
Language English
Link http://www.efdinitiative.org/research/publications/publications-repository/sustainable-agricultural-practices-and-agricultural-productivity-in-ethiopia-does-agroecology-matter-1