• Increasing crop production, while maintaining sustainability, is a priority for agricultural development projects, particularly in developing countries. This study investigated the factors contributing to the effectiveness of agricultural development projects in improving the sustainability of cropping systems in a small upland watershed in south-west China. This involved a review of recent related projects and detailed evaluation of one project: the SHASEA Project. Farmers’ perceptions of several agricultural
    technologies are discussed, along with factors contributing to farmers’ adoption of these technologies. Local, national and international institutions need to adopt several strategies to improve project effectiveness and agro-environmental sustainability.

  • Madhu Subedi, Trevor J. Hocking, Michael A. Fullen, Alison R. McCrea
    School of Applied Sciences, The University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton

    Eleanor Milne Department of Geography, University of Leicester, Leicester



    Copyright:© 2009 by the authors; licensee Molecular Diversity Preservation International, Basel, Switzerland.
    This article is an open-access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative
    Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

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