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


  • Lionel Richefort


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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  • Lionel Richefort, 2008. "La diffusion de technologies d'irrigation économes en eau à l'île de la Réunion," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(1), pages 109-130.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_081_0109

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    1. Lionel Richefort & Jean-Louis Fusillier, 2010. "Imitation, rationalité et adoption de technologies d'irrigation améliorées à l'île de la Réunion," Economie & Prévision, La Documentation Française, vol. 0(2), pages 59-73.


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