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Sustainability 2009, 1(3), 628-661; doi:10.3390/su1030628
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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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Received: 9 August 2009; Accepted: 9 September 2009 / Published: 16 September 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Renewable Agriculture)
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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.
Keywords: sustainable agriculture; technological effectiveness; technology adoption/adaptation sustainable agriculture; technological effectiveness; technology adoption/adaptation
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Subedi, M.; Hocking, T.J.; Fullen, M.A.; McCrea, A.R.; Milne, E. Lessons from Participatory Evaluation of Cropping Practices in Yunnan Province, China: Overview of the Effectiveness of Technologies and Issues Related to Technology Adoption. Sustainability 2009, 1, 628-661.

AMA Style

Subedi M, Hocking TJ, Fullen MA, McCrea AR, Milne E. Lessons from Participatory Evaluation of Cropping Practices in Yunnan Province, China: Overview of the Effectiveness of Technologies and Issues Related to Technology Adoption. Sustainability. 2009; 1(3):628-661.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Subedi, Madhu; Hocking, Trevor J.; Fullen, Michael A.; McCrea, Alison R.; Milne, Eleanor. 2009. "Lessons from Participatory Evaluation of Cropping Practices in Yunnan Province, China: Overview of the Effectiveness of Technologies and Issues Related to Technology Adoption." Sustainability 1, no. 3: 628-661.


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