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Application of innovation platforms to catalyse adoption of conservation agriculture practices in South Asia
(Taylor and Francis, 2021)
Perception and adoption of a new agricultural technology: evidence from a developing country
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 ...
Determinants of agricultural technology adoption under partial population awareness: the case of pigeonpea in Malawi
(SpringerOpen; Springer Verlag; Società Italiana di Economia Agraria, 2016)
There is exhaustive literature on technology adoption rates and the relationship between technology adoption and relevant socioeconomic and policy variables. Yet adoption estimates derived from the application of standard ...
Economic benefits of blast-resistant biofortified wheat in Bangladesh: the case of BARI Gom 33
The first occurrence of wheat blast in 2016 threatened Bangladesh's already precarious food security situation. The Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), together with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement ...
Diagnostic research to enable adoption of transgenic crop varieties by smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa
(Academic Journals, 2003)
Diagnostic research is important in helping to create an enabling environment for promising biotechnology products in smallholder agriculture, before rather than after release. The biotechnology products that now hold ...
Factors influencing adoption of stress-tolerant maize hybrid (WH 502) in western Kenya
(Academic Journals, 2007)
Non-adoption of suitable maize varieties was identified as the second most important constraint responsible for low maize yields in western Kenya. In order to increase adoption of suitable varieties it is important to know ...
Smallholder farmer innovation and contexts in maize-based Conservation Agriculture Systems in Central Malawi
(Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2017)
The increased threat of food insecurity and climate change requires more sustainable ways of agriculture intensification in African smallholder farming systems. Ample evidence confirms that maize-based conservation agriculture ...
Assessing the potential economic impact of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) maize in Kenya
(Academic Journals, 2011)
The Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA) project is currently developing Bt maize for Kenya. So far, Bt genes with resistance to Chilo partellus, Chilo orichalcociliellus, Eldana sacharina, and Sesamia calamistis, four ...
Determinants of smallholder farmers' hybrid maize adoption in the drought prone Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia
(Academic Journals, 2014)
This paper examines the factors influencing smallholder farmers’ adoption decision of hybrid maize in drought prone Central Rift Valley (CRV) of Ethiopia. The analysis is based on data collected through a questionnaire ...