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dc.contributor.authorMoser, Christine M.
dc.contributor.authorBarrett, Christopher B.
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-21T17:10:35Z
dc.date.available2018-08-21T17:10:35Z
dc.date.issued2003-06
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/57992
dc.descriptionWP 2003-20 June 2003
dc.descriptionJEL Classification Codes: O0 ; Q0
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the dynamics of smallholder technology adoption, with particular reference to a high-yielding, low-external input rice production method in Madagascar. We present a simple model of technology adoption by farm households in an environment of incomplete financial and land markets. We then use a probit model and a symmetrically trimmed least squares estimation of a dynamic Tobit model to analyze the decisions to adopt, expand and disadopt the method. We find that seasonal liquidity constraints discourage adoption by poorer farmers. Learning effects – both from extension agents and from other farmers– exert significant influence over adoption decisions.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCharles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
dc.subjectTechnology adoption
dc.subjectlearning
dc.subjectSystem of Rice Intensification
dc.subjectconformity effects
dc.titleThe Complex Dynamics of Smallholder Technology Adoption: The Case of SRI in Madagascar
dc.typearticle
dcterms.licensehttp://hdl.handle.net/1813/57595


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