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dc.contributor.authorLambrecht, I.
dc.contributor.authorVanlauwe, Bernard
dc.contributor.authorMerckx, R.
dc.contributor.authorMaertens, M.
dc.identifier.citationLambrecht, I., Vanlauwe, B., Merckx, R. & Maertens, M. (2014). Understanding the process of agricultural technology adoption: mineral fertilizer in eastern DR Congo. World Development, 59, 132-146.
dc.description.abstractWe analyze the adoption of mineral fertilizer in South-Kivu. We model technology adoption as a three-step-process,including awareness, tryout, and adoption; and empirically analyze these steps using cross-sectional farm-household data, and bivariateand Heckman selection probit models. We find that awareness about fertilizer is high (57%) and mainly determined by education andsocial capital. Tryout is low (13% of aware farmers) but positively influenced by extension interventions. Continued adoption is high(70% of tryout farmers) but capital constraints are important and not all extension interventions are effective for continued adoption.Our results entail implications for extension policies in poor areas.
dc.subjectMineral Fertilizer
dc.subjectSoil Fertility
dc.titleUnderstanding the process of agricultural technology
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.description.versionPeer Review
cg.contributor.affiliationKatholieke Universiteit Leuven
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture
cg.coverage.regionWest Africa
cg.isijournalISI Journal
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR and advanced research institute
cg.journalWorld Development
cg.howpublishedFormally Published
cg.accessibilitystatusLimited Access

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