Factors Determining Adoption of New Agricultural Technology by Smallholder Farmers in Developing Countries

Margaret Mwangi, Samuel Kariuki


Agricultural technologies are seen as an important route out of poverty in most of the developing countries. However the rate of adoption of these technologies has remained low in most of these countries. This study aim at shedding some light on the potential factors that influence agricultural technology adoption in developing countries. It does so by reviewing previous studies done on technology adoption. From the study technological, economic, institutional factors and human specific factors are found to be the determinants of agricultural technology adoption. The study recommend the future studies on adoption to widen the range of variables used by including perception of farmers towards new technology.

Keywords: Technology, Adoption, smallholder

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