Institutional barriers to successful innovations: perceptions of rural farmers and key stakeholders in southwest Nigeria

Date

2014-12-16

Advisors

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

2042-1338
2042-1346

Volume Title

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

Diffusion studies in sub-Saharan Africa have typically focused on the impact of traditional adoption factors on uptake of technological innovations. This study draws on semi-structured interviews of rural farmers and in-depth interviews of stakeholders in southwest Nigeria to examine the impact of institutional factors on the success of technological innovations. The findings indicate that government policies, markets, financial institutions, infrastructure and other institutional conditions play significant role on the success of technological innovations. A successful innovation package should integrate institutional reforms with promotion of innovative inputs, and vibrant farmers’ cooperatives can be at the heart of such agrarian reform.

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Keywords

Innovations, rural development, institutions, cooperatives, sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria

Citation

Kolade, O., Harpham, T., and Kibreab, G. (2014) Institutional barriers to successful innovations: Perceptions of rural farmers and key stakeholders in southwest Nigeria. African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, 6(4), pp.339–353.

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Research Institute

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