Farmers’ mobilisation of social capital for beneficial uptake of technological innovations in southwest Nigeria

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2014-11-27

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Inderscience Publishers

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Social capital has been identified as an important factor influencing successful uptake of technological innovations among small-scale, rural farmers in developing countries. This study draws on descriptive statistics and regression analysis of data obtained from 325 farmers in southwest Nigeria to examine the effectiveness of social capital mobilised by rural farmers. The results indicate farmers’ cooperatives are, because of their stronger organisational capacity and formal structure, able to generate more effective social capital for information sharing and linking up with important external organisations providing technical and financial support for successful adoption of innovations.

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Kolade, O., and Harpham, T. (2014). Farmers ’ mobilisation of social capital for beneficial uptake of technological innovations in southwest Nigeria. International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, 7(2), pp.147–166.

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Institute for Applied Economics and Social Value (IAESV)
Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)