WILL SMALL YAM FARMERS IN JAMAICA ADOPT THE MINISETT TECHNOLOGY?

To alter the production and productivity structure at die farm level entails technological innovations for achieving a more efficient use of natural, human, and economic resources. Beyond the complexity of devising technology in itself, it impels recasting the fanning systems to emphasize a more commercially-oriented system than subsistence traditional produclion. This transformation demands dial agricultural technology adoption and sustainability among small farmers be examined within the context of their perception. It must surpass die generation and exposure processes of technological alterations to farmers if it is to be cost-effective and provide elements of sustainability. If agricultural research and technology transfer is to promote suitable agricultural technology, generate sustainable fanning techniques and methods, foster technology flows, and generally strengthen income levels, it merits to incorporate die social and economic milieu and often overlooked; farmers' attitudes.


Issue Date:
Jul 07 1996
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/257043
Language:
English
Total Pages:
20




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