Household Goals and Technology Adoption of Smallholders in Eastern Kenya

The farm-household system of smallholders in semi-arid eastern Kenya is described. This is followed by a review of the extent of adoption of a set of new practices. A lexicographic utility framework is then developed to analyse the interaction between household goals and technology adoption. The results highlight the importance of closely considering goals of individual farmers when designing technologies and disseminating information on new practices.


Issue Date:
1993-08
Publication Type:
Journal Article
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Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/9589
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/9589
Published in:
Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, 61, 02-2
Page range:
327-338
Total Pages:
12




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