Table 4. Factors influencing use of different soil management technologies in the Chinyanja Triangle

Variable Coefficient Std. error p value
Soil Erosion structures
Constant -1.561 0.518 0.003**
Sex of household head 0.761 0.281 0.007**
Perception of poverty -0.114 0.232 0.625
Perception of fertilizers -0.393 0.208 0.059*
Perception of soil fertility -0.497 0.160 0.002**
Hiring of labor -0.078 0.222 0.722
Land area in ha 0.356 0.083 0.000***
Bonding -0.289 0.113 0.798
Bridging and linking 0.0139 0.126 0.913
Gender 0.254 0.122 0.038*
Age of household head 0.007 0.006 0.260
Household income 0.004 0.003 0.109
Crop rotation
Constant -0.037 0.488 0.939
Sex of household head -0.049 0.244 0.984
Perception of poverty 0.058 0.225 0.794
Perception of fertilizers -0.516 0.209 0.014*
Perception of soil fertility -0.155 0.149 0.299
Hiring of labor 0.638 0.219 0.004**
Land area in ha 0.616 0.116 0.000***
Bonding -0.173 0.109 0.113
Bridging and linking -0.366 0.123 0.003**
Gender -0.627 0.111 0.575
Age of household head 0.006 0.006 0.302
Household income -0.001 0.002 0.580
Incorporation of crop residue
Constant -1.281 0.469 0.006**
Sex of household head 0.271 0.231 0.241
Perception of poverty -0.011 0.218 0.960
Perception of fertilizers -0.102 0.197 0.604
Perception of soil fertility 0.903 0.141 0.524
Hiring of labor -0.377 0.207 0.069*
Land area in ha 0.076 0.061 0.211
Bonding 0.072 0.102 0.482
Bridging and linking 0.261 0.120 0.030*
Gender 0.025 0.106 0.811
Age of household head -0.002 0.006 0.726
Household income 0.001 0.003 0.004**
Agroforestry trees
Constant -1.704 0.557 0.002**
Sex of household head -0.182 0.269 0.499
Perception of poverty -0.164 0.244 0.501
Perception of fertilizers -0.679 0.217 0.002**
Perception of soil fertility -0.007 0.165 0.962
Hiring of labor 0.340 0.227 0.135
Land area in ha 0.091 0.659 0.169
Bonding -0.090 0.118 0.447
Bridging and linking -0.562 0.140 0.000***
Gender 0.308 0.136 0.024*
Age of household head 0.014 0.007 0.047*
Household income 0.002 0.002 0.368
Cover crops
Constant -0.830 0.746 0.266
Sex of household head 0.554 0.437 0.205
Perception of poverty 0.602 0.315 0.849
Perception of fertilizers -1.018 0.276 0.000***
Perception of soil fertility -0.460 0.220 0.036*
Hiring of labor 0.227 0.298 0.446
Land area in ha 0.104 0.072 0.150
Bonding 0.787 0.224 0.000***
Bridging and linking -0.168 0.171 0.324
Gender 0.680 0.209 0.001**
Age of household head -0.006 0.009 0.539
Household income -0.003 0.005 0.557
Fallows
Constant -2.793 0.618 0.000***
Sex of household head 0.808 0.326 0.013*
Perception of poverty -0.660 0.281 0.019*
Perception of fertilizers -0.999 0.233 0.000***
Perception of soil fertility -0.173 0.182 0.339
Hiring of labor 0.251 0.246 0.307
Land area in ha 0.296 0.085 0.001**
Bonding -0.151 0.124 0.222
Bridging and linking -0.079 0.149 0.593
Gender -0.270 0.129 0.037*
Age of household head 0.023 0.007 0.003**
Household income 0.001 0.002 0.550
Inorganic Fertilizer
Constant 2.596 0.566 0.000***
Sex of household head -0.694 0.287 0.016*
Perception of poverty 0.447 0.275 0.104
Perception of fertilizers -0.348 0.239 0.147
Perception of soil fertility -0.076 0.166 0.649
Hiring of labor 0.938 0.267 0.000***
Land area in ha 0.191 0.114 0.094*
Bonding 0.135 0.118 0.253
Bridging and linking -0.444 0.144 0.002**
Gender -0.112 0.126 0.374
Age of household head -0.004 0.007 0.543
Household income 0.001 0.006 0.039*