LUKOMBO LUKEBA Jean-Claude1,2, MUMBA DJAMBA Antoine1,2, MVUNZI NSIMBA Joël3, BWAMAMEYI Marcel1,2, MUDIBU wa KABANGU Justin1, 4

Determinants of Adoption and Strategies to Promote Agroforestry in Central Africa

Surveys targeting peasant producers and concessionaires were conducted in the Batéké Plateau (Dumi, Inzolo, Ibi, Mutiene and Mbankana villages) in DR Congo to determine the factors explaining the motivation for adopting agroforestry. The logistic regression revealed that the level of education, the size of the holding and the membership of a producers' association positively influence the adoption of agroforestry among farmers. For the concessionaires, it is land management, labor, market access, and perception of profitability of agroforestry, knowledge of agroforestry, contact with an extension service, extension of agroforestry and the existence of agroforestry expertise at the local level. The factors that hamper the adoption of agroforestry are: female sex, advanced age, lack of land ownership, long experience in the trade, size of the farm, labor force, access to the market, perception of agroforestry, lack of knowledge about agroforestry, lack of agroforestry extension, lack of knowledge of local expertise, farmers not belonging to a local structure.Télécharger l'article