The state of innovation in European agriculture: Innovators are few and far between

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Abstract

Innovation and adoption of innovation are considered key indicators of competitiveness and sustainability. Analysing data from 821 farms from eight Member States of the European Union in the frame of the EU Framework 7 project FLINT, this study provides an insight into the different adoption rates of fi ve types of innovation in agriculture across Europe and suggests the potential effects of different factors, including farm type and farm size, subsidies and age, on farmers’ decision to innovate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-174
JournalStudies in Agricultural Economics
Volume118
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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