Certified Carbon Small-Scale Agroforestry around Mount Kenya Region: Determinants of Adoption by Smallholder Farmers
Emmanuel Benjamin1, Matthias Blum2
1Bergische University of Wuppertal (BUW), Macroeconomic Theory and Politics, Germany
Sub-Saharan Africa remains one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change threating agriculture, food security and income of smallholders. The contribution of climate mitigation strategies such as certified small-scale agroforestry projects and corresponding payment for ecosystem services (PES) may therefore be crucial for smallholders. What role does awareness play in facilitating adoption of this innovation amongst smallholders? As economic and non-monetary factors influence smallholder's adoption decision of such projects. Is participation therefore restricted to a selected group of small farmers? This analysis explores the objectives of smallholder conservation programs which, amongst others, seek to alleviate poverty while preserving the environment.
Keywords: Climate smart agriculture, household decision-making, payment for ecosystem services, small-scale agroforestry adoption, social capital
Contact Address: Emmanuel Benjamin, Bergische University of Wuppertal (BUW), Macroeconomic Theory and Politics, Gaußstr. 20, D-42119 Wuppertal, Germany, e-mail: 910614uni-wuppertal.de