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Factor allocation and technology adoption in small-scale agriculture

Factor allocation and technology adoption in small-scale agriculture

a case study from northern Zambia.

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Published by Republic of Zambia, Integrated Rural Development Project, Serenje-Mpika-Chinsali in Mpika, Zambia .
Written in

    Places:
  • Zambia,
  • Mpika District.,
  • Mpika District
    • Subjects:
    • Agriculture -- Zambia -- Mpika District,
    • Agricultural innovations -- Zambia -- Mpika District,
    • Farms, Small -- Zambia -- Mpika District,
    • Agriculture -- Zambia -- Mpika District -- Labor productivity

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesIRDP occasional paper ;, no. 9
      ContributionsIntegrated Rural Development Project, Serenje-Mpika-Chinsali (Zambia)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsS473.Z342 M654 1985
      The Physical Object
      Pagination16 p. ;
      Number of Pages16
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2371877M
      LC Control Number86981253

      Speed of technology adoption Many adoption studies indicated that there is a great variation in the speed of technology diffusion. It has been argued that potential adopters' perceptions of the attributes of the new technology affect the speed with which that technology is . 1. Introduction. Poor water quality, and in particular excess nitrogen (N) and phosphorus loadings, is an international problem for reasons that include human population growth, the expansion of industrial and agricultural activities, and climate change [1,2].In the United States (US), through the Clean Water Act and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program.

      cost was also one of the reasons for non-adoption of farm technology. The current status of adoption of new farm technology is also a focal point for Khanna () in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin of the USA. It is obvious from his survey that due to high costs, there was uncertainty among the small farmers in adopting farm technology. Contract Farming, Technology Adoption and Agricultural Productivity: Evidence from Small Scale Farmers in Western Kenya Policy Issue Many farmers in the developing world practice subsistence farming, a mode of agriculture in which a plot of land produces .

        Small-scale agriculture Small-scale agriculture is the type of agriculture that is practiced on relatively small plots of land. In small scale agriculture the land do not exceed four hectare. Small-scale agriculture is practiced for both subsistence and commercial purposes. Characteristics of small-scale agriculture at subsistence level. Most of the labour is provided by family members and is. seeds and chemical packages, improved on farm storage techniques, methods of small scale irrigation such as treadle pumps and others. Unfortunately, while available in principle, farmers’ contact with new technology is distinctly limited in practice. This translates to low rates of technology adoption. Tables 1 and 2 illustrate the low rates.


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This will enable a depth review of how each factor influences adoption. Technology factors Characteristic of a technology is a precondition of adopting it. Trialability or a degree to which a potential adopter can try something out on a small scale first before adopting it completely is a major determinant of technology adoption (Doss, ).

Technology Adoption in Small-Scale Agriculture: The Case of. or Ghana is used as a weight for the influence of the factor in determin- Technology Adoption in Small-Scale Agriculture   Increased adoption will improve aspects like: transparency, risk management, stock management, an; price discovery.

Smart technology can play a key role in the social and economic development of the agriculture sector in Africa. But, ironically, increased adoption could also hurt small-scale agriculture. This paper examines the major factors constraining the adoption of a newly introduced paddy improvement technology programme by farmers in the Hambantota district, as seen from the perspective of Agricultural extension officers.

Further, the adoption pattern of those technological programmes by farmers was by: 1. new technology plays, there is a need for an understanding of the adoption decision process and the important factors that could affect adoption of the technology.

The. Agriculture over the recent years has emerged, with greater potentials, as the backbone of the world‟s economy in most countries; agriculture is also a major source of income for modern Agricultural technologies by small scale farmers. farmers. adoption of modern Agricultural technologies by small scale.

The future of agriculture: farm technology for small scale farmers Modern farming technologies have eased the burden of hard labour for many farmers worldwide.

However, many of the world’s farmers – mainly small scale farmers – still lack the technology to efficiently reap their crops. Technology adoption in small-scale agriculture. a positive and significant (padoption of agricultural technology and the farmers’ educational levels, gender and age had positive and significant influence on the adoption of technology while the variable on males and females adopting technology.

Small-scale irrigation is possibly a viable climate-smart agriculture technology to consider in SSA given that the continent has abundant freshwater resources from various lakes and river basins [10] even though their distribution is not even across agro-ecological zones.

In addition, small-scale irrigation is an important step towards. The situation is aggravated by the fact that most farmers in Busia engage in small-scale farming and the majority in subsistence production.

as an environment-friendly alternative land use in agriculture (Lloyd et al., ). makers in most households and conservatives in technology adoption. Small-scale farmers should be encouraged to. technology, whereas education and size of operation positively impacted the decision to adopt a management-intensive technology.

In this context, the risk preferences of farmers are also important in influencing the technology adoption decision, especially if capital-intensive technology costs are irreversible (Sunding and Zilberman, ).

Small-Scale Agriculture. adoption of new technologies, infrastructure and market-based development, and macroeconomic and trade policies. Second, the household determines the allocation of food expenditure among the various types and quantities of foods. Third, the household decision maker also determines how the food and other.

Agricultural economics, study of the allocation, distribution, and utilization of the resources used, along with the commodities produced, by ltural economics plays a role in the economics of development, for a continuous level of farm surplus is one of the wellsprings of technological and commercial growth.

In general, one can say that when a large fraction of a country’s. The importance of agricultural technology in enhancing production and productivity can be realized when yield increasing technologies are widely been used and diffused.

Standing from this logical ground, this paper aimed at identifying the determinants of agricultural technology adoption decision and examining the impact of adoption on farm income.

on technology adoption, there is dearth of literature on the specific factors that influence modern agricultural production technologies, especially among small scale farmers in Ghana. This is a serious gap that must be bridged if the problem of low technology adoption among. 1 1 ASDS-II: Agricultural Sector Development Strategy //26 CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Rationale of the Strategy Agricultural Sector Development Strategy is.

Factors affecting farmers' adoption of agricultural technology in less developed countries: Iran Jaleh Shadi-Talab the less developed countries has had numerous consequences on agriculture, the economy, and the broader structure and function of the developing alternatives to increasing the productivity of small-scale agriculture if.

Innovations in information technology, energy space, and smartphones have the greatest potential on the farms. For instance, smart power systems, farm management software, precision agriculture tools, affordable sensors among many others are all within reach of both small scale and large-scale farmers.

something out on a small scale before adopting it completely is a major determinant of technology adoption [21]. In studying determinants of adopting Imazapyr-Resistant maize (IRM) technology in Western Kenya for instance, Mignouna et al.

[22] stated that, the characteristic of the technology play a critical role in adoption decision process. The workshop on Adoption of Technologies for Sustainable Farming Systems, hosted by The Netherland’s Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries, was held in Wageningen on July The workshop drew together participants from agriculture and environment ministries.on “scaling up the adoption and use of agricultural technologies.” The GLEEs were envisioned to: Build understanding of the current state of knowledge related to sustained, large-scale scaling up of technologies that transform agriculture and positively improve nutrition, empower women, and increase climate resilience.adoption of agricultural developed product in the study area.

The relationship between the adoption of agricultural technologies and factors affecting it can be expressed implicitly as follows: Y = ƒ(X 1, X 2, X 3, X 4, X 5, X 6, X 7, X 8, Xe) where: Y = adoption of NCAM technologies X 1 = age of farmers X 2 = Sex X 3 = Marital status X 4.