The Impact of Innovation Platform Diversity in Agricultural Network Formation and Technology Adoption

Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Haki Pamuk*, Fedes Van Rijn

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Abstract

This study investigates the diversity in impact of innovation platforms (IPs) on agricultural networks and technology adoption among 1200 households in nine sub-Saharan Africa countries. We explore the extent to which the 32 IPs implemented adopted the Integrated Agricultural Research for Development Approach (IAR4D). We find that IPs implemented according to the IAR4Dness principles are better at promoting networks of households with other farmers within villages. We find that IPs with more active members were more successful in promoting agricultural technologies, while IPs with many different stakeholders were less successful in promoting agricultural technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1240-1252
JournalJournal of Development Studies
Volume55
Issue number6
Early online date5 Apr 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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