Local Farmer’s Perspective on Actual and Perceived Cost of Sustainable Land Management and Its Economic Viability: A Case Study of Mali

Mamoudou Ibrahima Sall, Yang Shu


The sustainable land management (SLM) is a vital parameter to efficiently manage the agricultural practices with more benefits. The economic viability of SLM explained the efficient cost/benefit analysis that was currently needed. This study recognizes the costs of SLM analyse the benefits and then equate both of them in order to provide its economic viability. The quantitative methods were developed with a questionnaire; data was collected from Malian people. The quantification of the data showed the considerable experience as well as the commitment of people in SLM after well knowing about its costs and benefits. Although the cost of farming practice was increased and collective of farming output was amplified more proportionally than farming cost. The overall rewards of increased income economic disparities, diversity, long-term returns, short-term returns and farm management as well the decreased farm workload effective proved incentives for farmers. The pragmatic evidences will help the government to make SLM into practice and act as a reference for future researchers.

Keywords: Sustainable land management, economic viability, costs, productivity, benefits analysis

DOI: 10.7176/PPAR/9-12-04

Publication date: December 31st 2019

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ISSN (Paper)2224-5731 ISSN (Online)2225-0972

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