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Community-Based Management and Interrelations between Different Technology Adoption Decisions: Innovations in Village Poultry Farming in Western Africa

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  • Epiphane Sodjinou

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    (Institut National des Recherches Agricoles du Benin)

  • Arne Henningsen

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    (Institute of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen)

Abstract

Community-based management (CBM) of village poultry aims to foster development and reduce poverty in Benin by disseminating five technologies for improving village poultry farming. We develop a theoretical model to analyze multiple technology adoption decisions that takes into account the interrelations between the technologies. Estimates from multivariate probit models indicate significant interrelations between the five adoption decisions. We show how the estimation results, and particularly the different types of marginal effects, can be utilized to deeply analyze the interrelations between adoption decisions. CBM successfully promoted the adoption of various technologies. Some adoption decisions indicate farmers’ general openness towards new technologies.

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Paper provided by University of Copenhagen, Department of Food and Resource Economics in its series IFRO Working Paper with number 2012/11.

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Length: 46 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2012
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Handle: RePEc:foi:wpaper:2012_11

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Keywords: Community-Based Management; Technology adoption; Multivariate probit; Village poultry; Benin; West Africa;

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