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Household Goals and Technology Adoption of Smallholders in Eastern Kenya


  • Parton, Kevin A.


The farm-household system of smallholders in semi-arid eastern Kenya is described. This is followed by a review of the extent of adoption of a set of new practices. A lexicographic utility framework is then developed to analyse the interaction between household goals and technology adoption. The results highlight the importance of closely considering goals of individual farmers when designing technologies and disseminating information on new practices.

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  • Parton, Kevin A., 1993. "Household Goals and Technology Adoption of Smallholders in Eastern Kenya," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 61(02), August.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:remaae:9589

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