Main reasons for abandoning conservation agriculture (farmers’ perceptions with possibility of multiple answers).
Principales raisons de l’abandon de l’agriculture de conservation (perceptions paysannes avec possibilité de réponses multiples).
|Social reasons||Economic reasons||Technical reasons||Environmental reasons||Other reasons|
|No extension support||23%||Excessive labor requirements||10%||Increase of required labor||17%||Drought||20%|
|Uncontrolled free zebu grazing||23%||Increase of expenses||33%||Lack of experience||7%||Insects||23%||Retirement||3%|
|Bushfire (linked also with drought)||3%||Crops incompatible with CA||3%||Difficulties to get seeds for associated plants||10%||Soil compaction||3%||Health problems linked to agrochemicals||3%|
|Conflict with the project||13%||Absence of assistance and bank credits at project’s end||23%||Difficulties to get agrochemicals||3%|
|Difficulties to find labor force||10%||Disappointing economic performances||3%||Difficulties to control the cover crop||7%|
|Absence of assistance and bank credits at project’s end||23%||Other reasons||7%||Weeds||7%|
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