The effects of a participatory approach on the adoption of agricultural technology: Focusing on the social network structure in rural Ethiopia

Ryo Takahashi*, Yasuyuki Todo, Terefe Degefa

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This study empirically examined the effects of the participatory approach on the adoption of new crop varieties and agricultural practices. Particularly, we focused on the social network structure and examined how the introduced technologies diffused through networks in rural Ethiopia. Our empirical results indicate that if farmers knew and trusted fellow participants, the probability of adopting a new maize variety increased by 25 percentage points. However, this network had no statistical impact on the diffusion of new agricultural practices. We conclude that the participatory approach has great potential in the adoption of new crop varieties through the social networks of farmers in Ethiopia.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)50-56
ページ数7
ジャーナルStudies in Agricultural Economics
117
1
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 経済学、計量経済学
  • 農業および生物科学(その他)
  • 開発
  • 地理、計画および開発

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