Adoption of agricultural innovation in developing countries

a survey by Gershon Feder

Publisher: World Bank in Washington, D.C

Written in English
Published: Pages: 70 Downloads: 827
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  • Developing countries.
  • Subjects:

    • Agricultural innovations -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries.,
    • Diffusion of innovations -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries.
    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      StatementGershon Feder, Richard E. Just, David Zilberman.
      SeriesWorld Bank staff working papers ;, no. 542, World Bank staff working paper ;, no. 542.
      ContributionsJust, Richard E., Zilberman, David, 1947-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD1417 .F375 1982
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 70 p. ;
      Number of Pages70
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3495905M
      ISBN 100821301039
      LC Control Number82015930

  The paper explores the strength of social networks in the agricultural innovation systems (AISs) and the effect of AISs on adoption of improved farm technology. Methodology/Approach: The paper uses social network analysis (SNA) tools to identify, map and analyze the AISs and the two-stage Heckman selection by: 7. 5 D Report on factors affecting innovation, adoption and diffusion processes 1. Introduction and background Introduction The European agriculture is subject to an ongoing process of change and Size: 1MB. In these countries, we partner with public and private sector, as well as donors and other development partners in support of government national agriculture strategies: In Ethiopia, the Agricultural Development team has been investing in Ethiopia since In , we partnered with the government to establish the Agricultural Transformation.   Developing countries need to dramatically increase agricultural innovation and the use of technology by farmers, to eliminate poverty, meet the rising demand for food, and cope with the adverse effects of climate change, says a new World Bank report released today. The relative stagnation in agricultural productivity in recent decades, particularly in South Asia and [ ].

into innovations in agricultural technologies and their subsequent adoption in developing countries to enable them to adapt their agricultural systems to changing climate. Adaptation goes beyond the adoption of technologies but includes decision making over which technologies and strategies are appropriate for each local agricultural context. This article reviews recent results on technology adoption in developing countries, primarily from field experiments. It focuses on studies that highlight three constraints to adoption: credit, insurance, and information. Interventions supplying credit are consistently effective in spurring technology adoption for a minority of farmers, while interventions supplying insurance have had more Cited by: 5.   Predictions of the speed and extent of adoption of new agricultural practices and technologies are needed to inform decisions and plans in agricultural policy, research and extension. Reseachers are adapting an existing tool for predicting the adoption of agricultural innovations to improve its relevance to farmers in developing countries. International agricultural research is often motivated by the potential benefits it could bring to smallholder farmers in developing countries. A recent experimental literature has emerged on why innovations resulting from such research, which often focuses on yield enhancement, fail to be adopted due to either external or internal constraints. This article reviews this literature, focusing on Cited by: 2.

Agricultural innovations to save the world 1 of 8. Agriculture provided the foundation for civilization, and modern innovations in agriculture could help save it. Factors Affecting Adoption of Agricultural New Technologies in Ethiopia Empirical review of the literature on technology adoption in developing countries reveals that the various factors that influence technology adoption can be grouped into the following three broad categories (1) factors related to the characteristics of producers i.e., theCited by: 2. Building Managerial and Innovation Capabilities is Essential to Prepare for Technological Adoption. WASHINGTON, October 3, – The potential gains from innovation in terms of boosting incomes, jobs, and economic growth are , paradoxically, developing countries do surprisingly little when it comes to adopting advanced-country experience to upgrading their products, technologies.   driven by a compounded growth of 4%. Molecular Diagnostics, one of the segments analyzed and sized in this study, displays the potential to grow at over 8%. The shifting dynamics supporting this growth makes it critical for businesses in this space to Author: ReportLinker.

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Adoption of Agricultural Innovation in Developing Countries: A Survey (World Bank Staff Working Paper) [Feder, Gershon] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Adoption of Agricultural Innovation in Developing Countries: A Survey (World Bank Staff Working Paper)Cited by: Adoption of technological innovations in agriculture has attracted con-siderable attention among development economists because the major-ity of the population of less developed countries (LDCs) derives its livelihood from agricultural production and because new technology seems to offer an opportunity to increase production and income sub-stantially.

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Article (PDF Available) in Economic Development and Cultural Change 33(2) February with 5, Reads. Adoption of agricultural innovation in developing countries: a survey (revised) (English) Abstract.

This paper is a revised version of Staff Working Paper It reviews various studies which have provided a description of and possible explanation to patterns of innovation adoption in the agricultural sector.

It therefore covers both Cited by: 4. Adoption of agricultural innovations in developing countries: a survey (English) Abstract. This paper reviews various studies which have provided a description and possible explanation to patterns of innovation adoption in the agricultural sector. The survey points out that the tendency of many studies to consider innovation adoption in Cited by: Feder, Gershon & Just, Richard E & Zilberman, David, "Adoption of Agricultural Innovations in Developing Countries: A Survey," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol.

33(2), pagesby: Mekonnen, Daniel Ayalew & Gerber, Nicolas & Matz, Julia Anna, "Gendered Social Networks, Agricultural Innovations, and Farm Productivity in Ethiopia," World Development, Elsevier, vol.

(C), pages Joshua D. Detre & Hiroki Uematsu & Ashok K. Mishra, "The influence of GM crop adoption on the profitability of farms operated by young and beginning farmers," Agricultural. Explaining low adoption rates. Institutionalized agricultural research and extension have not had the positive impacts anticipated in many developing countries (Anderson and Feder, ; Rains et al., ).

Mwacharo and Drucker (), however, argued that this can be remedied. They found that the adoption of improved breeding strategies Cited by: Agricultural innovation adoption is fundamental in increasing incomes and food output in developing countries.

However, the factors that influence farmers’ decisions to adopt innovations in underutilized crops are not well-documented. Underutilized crops like finger millet have been an alternative form ofFile Size: KB. Innovation, Productivity and Sustainability in Food and Agriculture.

This report contains the main findings and policy lessons gained from a series of wide-ranging country reviews on how government policies can improve sectoral productivity and sustainability through their impact on innovation, structural change, natural resource use, and climate change.

Get this from a library. Adoption of agricultural innovation in developing countries: a survey. [Gershon Feder; Richard E Just; David Zilberman]. Adoption of new agricultural technologies is always at the center of policy interest in developing countries.

In reality, despite the visible benefits of many of the new agricultural technologies, including machinery and management practices, farmers either do not adopt them or it takes a long time to begin the adoption process and scaling by: Adoption of Agricultural Innovations in Developing Countries: A Survey Abstrac't This paper is a revised version of Staff Working Paper It reviews various studies which have provided a description of and possible explanation to patterns of innovation adoption in the agricultural sector.

While the adoption of modern agricultural technologies has been identified as the main driver of green revolution in Asian countries (Ravallion and Chen ), it still remains a puzzle why the adoption rates of these agricultural technologies have remained low in sub-Saharan Africa (Matsumoto et al.

; World Bank ).Cited by: 1. WASHINGTON, Septem – Developing countries need to dramatically increase agricultural innovation and the use of technology by farmers, to eliminate poverty, meet the rising demand for food, and cope with the adverse effects of climate change, says a new World Bank report released today.

The relative stagnation in agricultural productivity in recent decades, particularly in. Get this from a library. Adoption of agricultural innovations in developing countries: a survey. [Gershon Feder]. Some studies that examine agricultural technology adoption have been carried out, particularly in developing countries.

Abera () used xtprobit and random effect. Adoption of Agricultural Innovations in Developing Countries: A Survey Contents page I. Introduction 1 II. Empirical Studies of Innovative Adoption 2 A. Farm Size 4 B. Tenure 9 C. Labor Availability 10 D.

Credit Constraint 12 E. Risk and Uncertainty 14 F. Human Capital 17. Adoption of Agricultural Innovations in Developing Countries: A Survey.

agriculture (especially in staple food production) – external assistance to agriculture dropped from 20% of ODA in the early s to 3% by – stagnant or declining crop yields growth in most developing countries, Africa especially • Agricultural technology innovation and diffusion, particularly to small holders, will be key toFile Size: KB.

There is, therefore, need for deliberate planning to mainstream gender into agricultural innovations to guarantee equality in its adoption between men and women in developing countries.

Article - full text (enhanced PDF format, bytes). Roger’s model of the adoption and diffusion of technologies is presented and explained in context of agriculture in the developing world. Diffusion is a social process, and five qualities are necessary for an innovation to : Jonathan S.

Colton. agricultural yields in developing countries, which threatens food security (Aker, ), especially in the current situationin which the population is rising and agricultural area is shrinking. Indeed, adoption of agricultural innovations has to be promoted to increase agricultural productivity per.

Agricultural Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Developing Countries: Policy Options for Innovation and Technology Diffusion Often, the most binding constraints occur at the adoption stage, with several factors potentiallyFile Size: 1MB.

condition of the rural poor. Furthermore, for developing countries, the best way to catch developed countries is through agricultural technology diffusion and adoption (Foster and Rosenzweig, ). Additionally, in Nigeria, Uaiene et al.

() have had acclaimed as if. From the findings of the study, the high literacy level might help in faster adoption of farm innovations. Extent of use of innovations The agricultural innovations still in use as shown in Table 2 include regular weeding (%), disease control (%), fertilizer application (%) and crop spacing (%).

Adoption of Agricultural Innovations in Developing Countries: A Survey. Gershon Feder (), Richard Just and David Zilberman () Economic Development and Cultural Change,vol.

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innovations in agriculture are, however, changing rapidly. limited gains from the green revolution owing to the slow adoption Implications for Developing Countries. ISnAR Research Report.Adoption of Agricultural Innovations in Developing Countries: A Survey.

Gershon Feder (), Richard Just and David Zilberman. NoCUDARE Working Papers from University of California, Berkeley, Department of Agricultural and Resource EconomicsCited by:   Unlike most studies that focused on specific innovations, this study systematically analyzed farmers’ adoption of agricultural innovations in general.

It reports willingness to pay (WTP; willingness to accept (WTA)) as a proxy for adoption, its determinants, applied methods, and Author: Solomon Olum, Solomon Olum, Xavier Gellynck, Joel Juvinal, Joel Juvinal, Duncan Ongeng, Hans De Steu.