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Generation and diffusion of agricultural technology: a review of theories and experiences


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  • Biggs SD
  • Clay EJ
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    ILO pub-WEP pub. Working paper, literature survey of theories and experience relating to technology transfer, generation and diffusion of agricultural technology - covers modernization, factor endowments, income distribution, dependence relations, agricultural research, agricultural extension and environmental aspects. Bibliography and graph.

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    Paper provided by International Labour Organization in its series ILO Working Papers with number 226021.

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    Length: 1 V. pages
    Date of creation: 1983
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    Publication status: Published in Technology and employment programme, working paper series
    Handle: RePEc:ilo:ilowps:226021

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    Keywords: WEP pub; theory; technology transfer; agricultural technology; modernization; income distribution; dependence; agricultural research; agricultural extension; environment; bibliography; graph; pub PME; théorie; transfert des techniques; technologie agricole; pub PME; teoría; transferencia de tecnología; tecnología agrícola; modernisation; répartition du revenu; dépendance; recherche agricole; vulgarisation agricole; environnement; bibliographie; graphique; modernización; distribución del ingreso; dependencia; investigación agrícola; extensión agrícola; medio ambiente; bibliografía; gráfico;


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    1. Clark, Norman, 1980. "Organisational aspects of Nigeria's research system," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 9(2), pages 148-172, April.
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    1. Rajeswari S., 1995. "Agricultural research effort: Conceptual clarity and measurement," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 23(4), pages 617-635, April.


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