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Provedor de dados:  AgEcon
País:  United States
Título:  A diffusion model for the adoption of agricultural innovations in structured adopting populations
Autores:  McRoberts, Neil
Franke, A.C.
Data:  2010-04-30
Ano:  2008
Palavras-chave:  Bass curve
Crop Production/Industries
Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies
Resumo:  We introduce a new model for examining the dynamics of uptake of technological innovations in agricultural systems, using the adoption of zero-till wheat in the rice-wheat system in Haryana state, India, as a case study. A new equation is derived which describes the dynamics of adoption over time and takes into account the effect of aggregation (e.g. on a spatial and/or cultural basis) in the adopting population on the rate of adoption. The model extends previous phenomenological models by removing the assumption of homogeneity in the non-adopting fraction of the population. We show how factors affecting the per capita rate of adoption can be captured using cognitive mapping and simulate the dynamics of the adoption process.
Tipo:  Working or Discussion Paper
Idioma:  Inglês
Relação:  Scottish Agricultural College>Land Economy Research Group>Working Papers
Working Paper
Formato:  43

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