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Variety Characteristics, Transactions Costs And Maize Adoption In Honduras

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  • Hintze, Hernando
  • Renkow, Mitch
  • Sain, Gustavo

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This paper summarizes research into the factors contributing to these low levels of adoption of improved maize varieties in Honduras. Empirical results indicate that transactions costs and production characteristics are important explanators of variety choice, consumption characteristics are not, and information deficits are an important limiting factor to HYV adoption.

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  • Hintze, Hernando & Renkow, Mitch & Sain, Gustavo, 2002. "Variety Characteristics, Transactions Costs And Maize Adoption In Honduras," 2002 Annual meeting, July 28-31, Long Beach, CA 19809, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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    1. Adesina, Akinwumi A. & Zinnah, Moses M., 1993. "Technology characteristics, farmers' perceptions and adoption decisions: A Tobit model application in Sierra Leone," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 9(4), pages 297-311, December.
    2. Adesina, Akinwumi A. & Zinnah, Moses M., 1993. "Technology characteristics, farmers' perceptions and adoption decisions: A Tobit model application in Sierra Leone," Agricultural Economics of Agricultural Economists, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 9(4), December.
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