Characterizing farmer innovation behavior for agricultural technologies in transitional areas facing environmental change

J. Halbrendt*, B. Paudel

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

To understand better the issues of technology transfer and information flow, this chapter discusses a research conducted in Nepal that was designed to study the significant socio-economic factors contributing to an individual farmer's likelihood of adopting introduced conservation agriculture (CA) technologies under transitioning conditions or with weak government support. The results of this are assessed to identify and understand the major constraints leading to non-adoption of CA technologies. Furthermore, the structure of social networks for the transfer of CA and the major constraints due to network configuration are identified, with the goal of identifying implications for CA approaches and developing policy implications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnabling agri-entrepreneurship and innovation: empirical evidence and solutions for conflict regions and transitioning economies.
EditorsC. Chan, B. Sipes, T.S. Lee
PublisherCABI
Chapter11
Pages164-182
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781780647753
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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