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2015-01-31 | Peer Reviewed

Does Institutional Isolation Matter for Soil Conservation Decisions? Evidence From Kenya

Kabubo-Mariara, Jane. 2015. “Does Institutional Isolation Matter for Soil Conservation Decisions? Evidence From Kenya.” Sage Open 1:9: .
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This article investigates the role of institutional isolation on the adoption of soil conservation technologies in Kenya. The study is based on the theory of induced technical and institutional innovations and on the literature on land tenure security and investment incentives. A multinomial logit model for adoption of various soil conservation investments (SCI) is estimated.

To test whether institutional isolation affects soil conservation decisions, the study evaluates the impacts of tenure security and market access, the impact of their interaction terms, and the significance of the joint impact of the two groups of variables and their interaction terms.