Social learning through networks: The adoption of new agricultural technologies in Ghana

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West Sussex: Blackwell Publishing on behalf of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

This article focuses on how farmers learn about new technologies since the adoption of a new technology is a central feature of the transformation of farming systems. There are many possible sources to learn about new technologies such as from other farmers, the extension service, the media, or researchers. The authors focus on how pineapple farmers in Ghana learn in a way that contradicts much of the existing work on this topic.

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Farmer field schools, Social learning, Community management, Experiential learning, Farmer to farmer, Modeling, Community participation, Adoption of innovations, Social learning, Communication networks, Statistics, Farm/Enterprise Scale
American Journal of Agricultural Economics 83(3): 668-673