Journal of
Development and Agricultural Economics

  • Abbreviation: J. Dev. Agric. Econ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9774
  • DOI: 10.5897/JDAE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 524

Full Length Research Paper

Analyzing the determinants for the adoption of good practices as regards climate change adaptation in the Northern region of Burkina Faso

Arahama Traoré
  • Arahama Traoré
  • Institute of Environment and Agricultural Research (INERA)/Natural Resource Management Department (GRN-SP) / CREAF of Kamboinse, Burkina Faso.
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Souleymane Ouédraogo
  • Souleymane Ouédraogo
  • Institute of Environment and Agricultural Research (INERA)/Natural Resource Management Department (GRN-SP) / CREAF of Kamboinse, Burkina Faso.
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Patrice Toé
  • Patrice Toé
  • Department of Rural Sociology and Economy, Institute of Rural Development, University of Nazi BONI of Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso.
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  •  Received: 28 July 2020
  •  Accepted: 21 October 2020
  •  Published: 31 December 2020

Abstract

Unfavorable agro-climatic and edaphic conditions have led to the development of many adaptation strategies to climate change in the northern region of Burkina Faso. This study analyzed the determinants of goods practices adoption as regards adaptation to climate change (GPACC). It used panel data (2016-2018) collected from a sample of 1,221 women and 335 men within the operational farmer’s organizations in the provinces of Zondoma and Passoré. Results of the multinomial Logit model showed that adoption of GPACC is determined by the socio-economic characteristics of men and women including the institutional opportunities and farms characteristics. These factors included years of experience in farming, production costs, access to credit, the possession of ruminants, soils type and availability of inputs on time.  However, the relevance of the variables and the meaning of their influence partially varied depending on GPACC and the smallholder’ gender. Therefore, it is essential to build-up technical, socio-economic and institutional capacities to reach a massive adoption of GPACC. However, all these capacity-building actions should take into account the findings as regards the specificity of each producer category.

Key words: Determinants, adoption, goods practices, climate change, women, men, multinomial logit, Burkina Faso.