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

Journal article


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.
AuthorsKolade, O and Harpham, T
Abstract

Copyright © 2014 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. 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.

KeywordsMD Multidisciplinary
Year2014
JournalInternational Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development
Journal citation7 (2), pp. 147-166
PublisherInderscience
ISSN1753-1942
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1504/IJTLID.2014.065882
Web address (URL)http://www.inderscience.com/
Publication dates
Print01 Jan 2014
Publication process dates
Deposited24 Aug 2017
Accepted01 Jan 2014
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
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