TENANCY AND ADOPTION OF NEW FARM TECHNOLOGY: A STUDY IN WEST BENGAL, INDIA

The study examines the level of adoption of new farm technology and the factors responsible for that, under four major tenurial arrangements. The study is based on the data collected from a sample of 160 farm households from six villages in Burdwan district of West Bengal pertaining to the agricultural year 1993-94. The main question addressed in this paper is to examine how agrarian structure in the broadest sense shape technological development in the farm sector. The results highlight the significant differences in adoption across the tenurial arrangements and support the view that tenancy has a direct impact on adoption of modem farm technology. Size of holding, resource base of the farmer, regularity in rent payment to the landlord, irrigation and other infrastructural variables were also found to have important influence on adoption of new farm technology.


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Issue Date:
Jun 30 1999
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 0237-3539 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/202089
Published in:
Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 22, Number 1
Page range:
39-49
Total Pages:
11
Series Statement:
XXII
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