publication . Master thesis . 2015

Quality of vegetable grower social networks and potential role for adoption of agroecological innovations : the case of Ubaque in the Colombia Highlands

Sanchez Gonzalez, Katalina;
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  • Published: 04 Dec 2015
  • Publisher: Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås
  • Country: Estonia
Abstract
Studies on adoption and diffusion of agricultural innovations have evolved over time according to the technological transfer paradigms; the linear top-down approaches used during the Green Revolution has led to new participatory and multi-agent perspectives oriented towards sustainable farming practices. Nowadays, more and more authors agree that social interactions are essential factors in the innovation adoption and diffusion process. This research is a sociological study aiming to identify the type of relationships farmers have with other actors that most influence them in their decision process to adopt agroecological practices, and to analyse their communic...
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free text keywords: agroecological innovation, adoption and diffusion process, ego-centric network analysis, vegetable grower, :Agriculture and fishery disciplines: 900::Agriculture disciplines: 910::Other agricultural disciplines: 919 [VDP]
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