The Diffusion of New Agricultural Technologies: The Case of Crossbred‐Cow Technology in Tanzania

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Awudu Abdulai

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR); University of Kiel - Department of Food Economics and Consumption Studies

Wallace E. Huffman

Iowa State University - Department of Economics; University of Kiel - Department of Food Economics and Consumption Studies

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Date Written: August 2005

Abstract

The recent literature on agricultural technology adoption shows that diffusion of new technologies varies significantly across space and time. Furthermore, puzzles exist about why some seemingly profitable technologies are not adopted, especially in livestock production. We employ a hazard or duration function to explain diffusion of crossbred‐cow technology in a unique sample of Tanzania farmers. A farmer's adoption of crossbred technology depends positively on the proximity of his farm to other users, on his schooling, and on his access to credit and contact with extension agents.

Keywords: Africa, duration models, livestock technology, proximity, spatial, technology diffusion

Suggested Citation

Abdulai, Awudu and Huffman, Wallace E., The Diffusion of New Agricultural Technologies: The Case of Crossbred‐Cow Technology in Tanzania (August 2005). American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 87, Issue 3, pp. 645-659, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3581130 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8276.2005.00753.x

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