The Complex Dynamics of Smallholder Technology Adoption : The Case of SRI in Madagascar †

@inproceedings{Moser2003TheCD,
  title={The Complex Dynamics of Smallholder Technology Adoption : The Case of SRI in Madagascar †},
  author={Christine Moser and Christopher B. Barrett},
  year={2003}
}
This paper explores the dynamics of smallholder technology adoption, with particular reference to a high-yielding, low-external input rice production method in Madagascar. We present a simple model of technology adoption by farm households in an environment of incomplete financial and land markets. We then use a probit model and a symmetrically trimmed least squares estimation of a dynamic Tobit model to analyze the decisions to adopt, expand and disadopt the method. We find that seasonal… CONTINUE READING
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