Information transmission in irrigation technology adoption and diffusion: social learning, extension services, and spatial effects

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: 328-344. doi:10.1093/ajae/aat054


Author Genius, Margarita
Koundouri, Phoebe
Nauges, Céline
Tzouvelekas, Vangelis
Title Information transmission in irrigation technology adoption and diffusion: social learning, extension services, and spatial effects
Journal name American Journal of Agricultural Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0002-9092
1467-8276
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/ajae/aat054
Open Access Status
Volume 96
Issue 1
Start page 328
End page 344
Total pages 17
Place of publication Cary, NC, United States
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
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.
Keyword Extension services
Irrigation water
Olive-farms
Social learning
Technology adoption
Diffusion
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes First published online: August 7, 2013

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2014 Collection
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