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Michigan State University (1987)

Factors affecting adoption of agricultural technologies by small farmers in Subsaharan Africa : The case of new varieties of cowpeas around the agricultural research station of Cinzana, Mali

Coulibaly, Ousmane Nafolo

Titre : Factors affecting adoption of agricultural technologies by small farmers in Subsaharan Africa : The case of new varieties of cowpeas around the agricultural research station of Cinzana, Mali

Auteur : Coulibaly, Ousmane Nafolo

Université de soutenance : Michigan State University

Grade : Master of Science (MS) 1987

Résumé
This study analyzes factors affecting farmers’ rapid adoption of new varieties of cowpeas around the agricultural research station of Cinzana, their impact on the farming systems in the area, and how technology generation and diffusion in the area could be improved. Diffusion of the varieties occurred outside of the formal research/pre-extension/extension channel and was backed by a project that supplied inputs and animal traction equipment on credit. The results of the study show that agricultural technology is quickly adopted by farmers if it : (1) addresses a major constraint faced by farmers (e.g., early maturing varieties for erratic rainfall conditions) ; (2) is profitable and backed by appropriate institutions (adequate input supply, credit, remunerative prices, etc.). Input-tied credit has been very important in adoption because of the lack of input markets and cash flow, constraints in the area. Access to output markets and remunerative prices will be key factors influencing future adoption.

Mots clés : COWPEAS AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING SMALL FARMS AFRICA SOUTH OF SAHARA DIFFUSION OF INNOVATIONS FARMING SYSTEMS AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AGRICULTURAL CREDIT AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS

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