Genius, Margarita, Koundouri, Phoebe, Nauges, Céline and Tzouvelekas, Vangelis (2014) Information transmission in irrigation technology adoption and diffusion: social learning, extension services and spatial effects. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 96 (1). pp. 328-344.

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Identification Number : 10.1093/ajae/aat054


In this article, we investigate the role of information transmission in promoting agricultural technology adoption and diffusion through extension services and social learning. We develop a theoretical model of technology adoption and diffusion, which we then empirically apply, using duration analysis, on a micro-dataset consisting of recall data covering the period 1994–2004 for olive-producing farms from Crete, Greece. Our findings suggest that both extension services and social learning are strong determinants of technology adoption and diffusion, while the effectiveness of each of the two informational channels is enhanced by the presence of the other.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: 2014
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Extension services, irrigation water, olive-farms, social learning, technology adoption, diffusion
JEL Classification: C41 - Duration Analysis
O16 - Economic Development - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
O33 - Technological Change - Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
Q25 - Water
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2015 14:54
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