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La diffusion de technologies d'irrigation économes en eau à l'île de la Réunion

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  • Lionel RICHEFORT

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The aim of this paper is to identify and conceptualize factors affecting the diffusion of water-saving irrigation technologies in Reunion Island. A survey of 116 irrigated farms, combined with a review of the literature, allow us to sort these key factors within three axes : farmers characteristics, characteristics of the farmers? adoption context and characteristics of the water-saving irrigation technologies. Two theoretical frameworks are then introduced : the neoclassical theory and the evolutionary approach. The complementarity of each framework is shown : while the diffusion of improved sprinkler seems to comply with criteria of neoclassical diffusion, the low adoption of drip irrigation seems to depend on evolutionary factors.

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Article provided by Armand Colin in its journal Revue d’Économie Régionale & Urbaine.

Volume (Year): mars (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 109-130

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Handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_081_0109

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Keywords: technological diffusion; adoption decision; neoclassical modelling; evolutionary approach;

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