A diffusion model for the adoption of agricultural innovations in structured adopting populations

@inproceedings{Franke2008ADM,
  title={A diffusion model for the adoption of agricultural innovations in structured adopting populations},
  author={Angelinus C. Franke},
  year={2008}
}
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… CONTINUE READING

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