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Determinants of farm-level adoption of water systems innovations in dryland areas: The case of Makanya watershed in Pangani river basin, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Masuki, K.F. G.
dc.contributor.author Mutabazi, K. D
dc.contributor.author Tumbo, S. D.
dc.contributor.author Rwehumbiza, F. B.
dc.contributor.author Mattee, A. Z.
dc.contributor.author Hatibu, N.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-22T17:52:26Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-22T17:52:26Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/1656
dc.description.abstract Water system innovations such as rainwater harvesting involve abstraction of water in the upper catchments. Increasing adoption of rainwater harvesting in the riparian catchments could have hydrological impacts on downstream flows in the river basin, but it is assumed to have overall gains and synergies when efficient use of rainwater is optimized at farm-level. This paper examines the main determinants of adoption of water system innovations with specific emphasis on the intensity of adoption and adoption lag, using a cross-sectional sample of 234 farmers in the Makanya watershed. Censored Tobit models were used to estimate the coefficients of intensity of adoption and adoption lag of water system innovations. Group networking, years spent in formal education, age of respondent, location and agricultural information pathways were found to be major determinants of intensity of adoption at farm-level. It was also found that intensity of adoption and frequency of attendance to collective action are strong determinants of adoption lag of water system innovation in Makanya watershed. Empirical knowledge of the determinants of adoption of water system innovations is critical for an effective scaling out of best practices of water harvesting in the Basin. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Intensity of adoption en_US
dc.subject Adoption lag en_US
dc.subject Water System Innovations en_US
dc.subject Rainwater harvesting en_US
dc.title Determinants of farm-level adoption of water systems innovations in dryland areas: The case of Makanya watershed in Pangani river basin, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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