The effect of different information sources on technology adoption and modification decisions

P. Adegbola, C. Gardebroek

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Abstract

This article focuses on adoption and modification decisions on improved maize storage technologies in southern Benin. Modification implies changing a technology to adapt to farmers' circumstances. A sample selection framework is used to account for selectivity bias as some farmers were not aware of the new technologies. Using this framework, the study investigates the effect of alternative information sources on adoption and modification decisions. Farmers are either informed by extension agents or by other farmers. The empirical results show that there are differences in adoption and modification decisions between these two groups.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-65
JournalAgricultural Economics
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • agricultural innovations
  • farmers
  • maize

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