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Information Transmission in Irrigation Technology Adoption and Diffusion: Social Learning, Extension Services, and Spatial Effects

Margarita Genius, Phoebe Koundouri (), Celine Nauges and Vangelis Tzouvelekas

No 1329, DEOS Working Papers from Athens University of Economics and Business

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 of 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.

Keywords: Extension services; irrigation water; olive-farms; social learning; technology adoption and diffusion. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C41 O16 O33 Q25 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Journal Article: Information Transmission in Irrigation Technology Adoption and Diffusion: Social Learning, Extension Services, and Spatial Effects (2014) Downloads
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