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Group Title: Evaluation of a crop diversification project for low resource hillside farmers in the Dominican Republic
Title: An Evaluation of a crop diversification project for low resource hillside farmers in the Dominican Republic
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00055222/00001
 Material Information
Title: An Evaluation of a crop diversification project for low resource hillside farmers in the Dominican Republic
Physical Description: vi, 184 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Pomeroy, Carlton S ( Dissertant )
Osborne, Edward W. ( Thesis advisor )
Baker, Matt ( Reviewer )
Hildebrand, Peter ( Reviewer )
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2000
Copyright Date: 2000
Subjects / Keywords: Agricultural Education and Communication thesis, M.S   ( lcsh )
Dissertations, Academic -- Agricultural Education and Communication -- UF   ( lcsh )
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
poetry   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Dominican Republic
Abstract: The goal of the study was to determine the farmers’ perceptions of the impact of the Crop Diversification Program in achieving its goals of a) food security, b) stability in family income, and c) preservation and improvement of the soils and forest cover in the south central portion of the Dominican Republic. Nearly all the members of the sample participated in the program. Overall the reaction to the project was very positive, with the large majority rating the project as very good. The means from the first three crops—passion fruit (3.86), plantains (3.77)—indicated that the respondents definitely felt that they were able o produce the crops. Acacia had a mean of 2.47, showing that the respondents felt that they could probably produce the crop. All tree species had lower scores. About one-third adopted no crops, about one-third adopted between one and two crops, and 10% adopted between five and six crops. There was a low positive correlation between self-perceived capacity to produce most food crops and rate of adoption. For the forest crops only self-perceived capacity to grow caliandra was slightly related to overall rate of adoption. Many of the participants that did not adopt the crops lacked plants and money. Adoption of tree species was also hurt y the lack of plants, money, and a variety of other issues, such as inability to cut trees, lack of a market, and so on. There was also a large portion of participants that stated that they lacked the necessary space and time needed to adopt more crops. Households with many young children were more stressed and less likely to use the program. This was related to both the cash needs and limited labor supply in these households. The female-headed households were determined to be the most stressed and least likely to benefit from the crop diversification program. Those with few children or no children utilized the project on a limited basis but had limited labor to implement the crops (one and two). About one-half of the respondents reported that they had increased food, with plantains, passion fruit, name, mapuey, and citrus having the most impact. Nearly one-third expressed that the economic benefits from the program allowed for the coverage of food. Around 30% felt that plantains, passion fruit, and name gave them increased income or decreased costs. The tree species without fruit were found to have almost no impact on income or productions costs because of their limited adoption. Some 74.4% demonstrated knowledge of how to use soil conservation techniques. One 1.1% used slash and burn agriculture, a much better percentage than before the crop diversification project.
Thesis: Thesis (M.S.)--University of Florida, 2000.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 178-183).
Statement of Responsibility: by Carlton S. Pomeroy.
General Note: Printout.
General Note: Vita.
Funding: Electronic resources created as part of a prototype UF Institutional Repository and Faculty Papers project by the University of Florida.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00055222
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002640933
oclc - 45638262
notis - ANA7765

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        Problem statement
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        Significance of study
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        Purpose and objectives
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        Limitations of the study
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    Literature review
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        Participatory rural appraisal
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        Farming systems research and extension
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        Conceptual model
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        Peasant agriculture
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        Top model
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    Methods and procedures
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        Research design
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        Collection of data
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        Data Analysis
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        Objective one
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    Summary, conclusions, and recommendations
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        Problem statement
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        Purpose of the study
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        Research design
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        The sample
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        Summary of findings
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        Implications for knowledge
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        Recommendations for practice
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        Recommendations for research
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    Linear program
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    Household output tables
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    Biographical sketch
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