Comparative Economic and Gender, Labor Analysis of Conservation Agriculture Practices in Tribal Villages in India
C. Lai; C. Chan; J. Halbrendt; L. Shariq; P. Roul; T. Idol; C. Ray; C. Evensen
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International Food and Agribusiness Management Association
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Marginal land use and subsequent natural resource degradation is a common issue among tribal villages in the Kendujhar district of India. In this study, Conservation Agriculture (CA) technologies at an experimental site, specifically the practices of intercropping and minimum tillage, were compared to conventional tillage practices of three tribal villages (145 households total) in this district. The impacts of CA implementation on gender, labor, and economic (yield and profitability) factors compared to conventional tillage practices were evaluated and used to make recommendations for future policy initiatives.