Feasibility of the adoption of soil erosion mitigation technology on farmland and pastures in northern Mexico


Aurelio Pedroza Sandoval
Luis Gerardo


Natural resource economics, environmental impact, Logit regression, environmental sociology.


Objective: To identify the socioeconomic factors which determine the adoption of soil erosion mitigation technologies in the Nazas-Aguanaval watershed region in the state of Durango, Mexico.

Design/methodology/approach: During 2018, 61 semi-structured surveys were applied to farmers in the region. The variables associated with the willingness to adopt or not were analyzed with a maximum likelihood binomial Logit regression model.

Results: Perception of the soil erosion problem, location of the watershed or agricultural unit, and economic activity were the most influential variables in the model. The main variable that conditions the willingness to adopt technologies to improve the soil is the perception of soil erosion in production areas, with a marginal effect of 45.03%.

Limitations on study/implications: The results of this survey may only be applicable to the study area.

Findings/conclusions: Training is necessary to promote and increase the perception, understanding and acceptance of soil erosion mitigation technologies

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