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Effect of Remittance on Intensity of Agricultural Technology Adoption in Nepal


  • Pandit, Mahesh
  • Paudel, Krishna P.
  • Williams, Deborah


We analyzed data collected from face to face interviews of farmers in East Chitwan, Nepal to understand the factors affecting the intensity of improved agriculture technologies adoption. We used parametric and nonparametric instrument variable count data models. Results from the Poisson Quasi Likelihood model indicated the positive role of remittance payment on agricultural technology adoption, consistent with the results from the nonparametric model. Additionally, the following variables have a positive impact on technology adoption in the nonparametric model: landholding size and number of animals.

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  • Pandit, Mahesh & Paudel, Krishna P. & Williams, Deborah, 2014. "Effect of Remittance on Intensity of Agricultural Technology Adoption in Nepal," 2014 Annual Meeting, February 1-4, 2014, Dallas, Texas 162692, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saea14:162692

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    agricultural technologies; Nepal; nonparametric instrument variable model; Poisson quasi likelihood model; technology adoption; Farm Management; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Q16; O13;

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    • Q16 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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