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Market Imperfections and Farm Technology Adoption Decisions - A Case Study from the Highlands of Ethiopia


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Title: Market Imperfections and Farm Technology Adoption Decisions - A Case Study from the Highlands of Ethiopia
Authors: Yesuf, Mahmud
Köhlin, Gunnar
Issue Date: 30-Nov-2009
Publication type: report
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
403
Keywords: Bivariate probit
fertilizer adoption
market imperfections
risk aversion
time preferences
soil conservation
Abstract: This paper investigates the impacts of market and institutional imperfections on technology adoption in a model that considers fertilizer use and soil conservation to be joint decisions. Controlling for plot characteristics and other factors, we found that a household’s decision to adopt fertilizer significantly and negatively depends on whether the same household adopts soil conservation. The reverse causality, however, was insignificant. We also found that outcomes of market imperfections,... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/21494
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