Rethinking the development, dissemination and adoption of agricultural technologies

Cramb, Rob (2005). Rethinking the development, dissemination and adoption of agricultural technologies. In J. Gonsalves, T. Becker, A. Braun, D. Campilan, H. De Chavez, E. Fajber, M. Kapiriri, J. Rivaca-Caminade and R. Vernooy (Ed.), Participatory research and development for sustainable agriculture and natural resource management: A sourcebook (pp. 145-150) Ottawa, Canada: IRDC and International Potato Centre.


Author Cramb, Rob
Title of chapter Rethinking the development, dissemination and adoption of agricultural technologies
Title of book Participatory research and development for sustainable agriculture and natural resource management: A sourcebook
Place of Publication Ottawa, Canada
Publisher IRDC and International Potato Centre
Publication Year 2005
Sub-type Other
ISBN 1552501817
9716140304
1552501809
Editor J. Gonsalves
T. Becker
A. Braun
D. Campilan
H. De Chavez
E. Fajber
M. Kapiriri
J. Rivaca-Caminade
R. Vernooy
Volume number V.1: Understanding Participatory Research and Development
Chapter number 18
Start page 145
End page 150
Total pages 6
Total chapters 79
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subjects 340201 Agricultural Economics
770803 Living resources (flora and fauna)
BX
Abstract/Summary This paper focuses on the higher order factors affecting successful adoption of technologies. Drawing on the "actor-oriented perspective" in rural sociology, it is argued that successful examples of adoption at this higher level result from a complex conjunction of people and events, with outcomes that may have been quite unanticipated at the outset. From this perspective, research and extension projects and programs are viewed as arenas in which social actors–village leaders, farmers, researchers (local and international), aid officials, municipal agents, extension workers, and traders–pursue their own short- and long-term objectives and strategies. To this end, they maneuver, negotiate, organize, cooperate, participate, coerce, obstruct, form coalitions, adopt, adapt, and reject, all within a specific geographical and historical context.
Keyword adoption of new technologies
smallholders
agriculture
research
extension programs
farm investment
tenure status
markets
farm produce
Villages
Q-Index Code BX

 
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