Adoption of soil and water conservation practices in rural agriculture, municipality of Darío, Nicaragua
- Adoption of soil and water conservation practices in rural agriculture, municipality of Darío, Nicaragua
- Keuppens, Willem; Hogeschool GentSCHOO; FBOFaculteit Bedrijf en Organisatie; El Porvenir
- https://scriptie.hogent.be/getBibFile.cfm?acadjaar=2017-2018&file=681_201426630_PBA-BM_scriptie.pdf volledige tekst van de scriptie
- Gent : s.n., 2018
- In this study, we want to get a deeper insight in the rate of development and use of conservation practices in rural agriculture in the municipality of Darío, Nicaragua. The rapport is aimed at providing the reader with a better understanding of the region and its problems and to show at where the rural population could still use help in their progress to a sustainable form of agriculture and the soil and water conservation practices that come with it. As a base for this rapport we made use of field observations, a household survey as well as in-depth interviews with key-figures in the region. We found that although the rural population is making efforts towards soil and water conservation, they could still use a helping and guiding hand in the process. They mostly lack the funds and/or means to make great strides of improvement and lack specific knowledge considering conservation. To improve this situation, efforts could be made to improve education about climate, water and soil. The region would also benefit from larger water projects which could be facilitated by international organisations willing to jump in and assist.