Sokoine University of Agriculture

Attitude,adoption and economic potentials of Agroforestry in Kilosa District Tanzania

Show simple item record Luumi, F. Mombo, F. Senkondo, M. Makonda, F. B. S. 2020-08-10T07:25:39Z 2020-08-10T07:25:39Z 2016-03-25
dc.identifier.issn 2319-1473
dc.description International Journal of Agriculture Innovations and Research 2016: Vol. 4(5) en_US
dc.description.abstract The paper aimed at describing the existing agroforestry systems and technologies, examining the level of attitudes towards agroforestry, identifying socio factors influencing agroforestry adoption and estimating costs and benefits of agroforestry in Kilosa District. Information and data on agroforestry was obtained by interviewing a random sample of 120 households based upon questionnaire. Results revealed that agroforestry systems practiced were agrosilvopastoral and agrosilvicultural arranged in mixed intercropping, boundary planting and homegardens. A substantial number of respondents had a positive attitude towards commercialization (90% resource conservation (89%) and attitude towards land productivity (82%). Farm labour force, farm size, attitude towards land productivity, commercialization and attitude towards land resource conservation significantly influenced adoption of agroforestry at P < 0.05. The selected agroforestry systems had positive Net Present Value per hectare and Benefit Cost Ratio was greater than one at discount rate of 10% meaning that the systems were economically viable. Internal Rate of Return was higher than the World Bank’s rate of 10% indicating the worth of investing in agroforestry. It is recommended that, the government and development agencies should provide education and training to farmers who are ignorant of the benefits of engaging in agroforestry f agroforestry disseminators should improve the benefits of agroforestry practice since high attitude towards agroforestry were due to the respondents’ perception that investment in agroforestry was associated with more benefits than costs. Increasing the efficiency of agroforestry through technology development, improving marketing systems and credits will improve the economic benefits from agroforestry en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Attitude,adoption and economic potentials of Agroforestry in Kilosa District Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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