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dc.contributorYigezu, Yigezuen_US
dc.contributorKarimov, Azizen_US
dc.contributorErenstein, Olafen_US
dc.creatorKrishna, Vijeshen_US
dc.identifier.citationVijesh Krishna, Yigezu Yigezu, Aziz Karimov, Olaf Erenstein. (8/6/2020). Assessing technological change in agri-food systems of the Global South: A review of adoption-impact studies in wheat. Outlook On Agriculture, 49 (2), pp. 89-98.en_US
dc.description.abstractAgricultural research-and-development (R&D) systems generate and disseminate new technologies, aiming to enhance crop and livestock production sustainably. Adoption-impact studies analyze farmer acceptance of these innovations and their impacts to identify what was taken up, how it works in farmers’ fields, and the implications thereof. In this paper, we focus on adoption-impact studies in wheat agri-food systems in the Global South and review 47 empirical studies published during 2008–2017. The review focuses on the assessment of technological changes rather than the nature of these changes per se. We document the breadth and adequacy of empirical approaches and methodologies, as well as the diversity and coverage of thematic areas for adoption-impact analyses. The coverage and scope do not fully capture the complex and dynamic technological changes taking place in wheat systems. The reviewed studies typically conceive the adoption process as a dichotomous choice representing the replacement of old inferior practices with new superior ones. Most reviewed impact studies address only the short-term changes associated with innovation adoption on yield and profitability, often assuming that improvements in the living standards of farm households follow de facto. Labor productivity and the ecological and social impacts of technological innovations were largely ignored. We propose several directions to enhance both data availability and analytical rigor, and to reorient future research toward the less-explored but socially, economically, and ecologically relevant topics.en_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publications (UK and US)en_US
dc.rightsCopyrighted; all rights reserveden_US
dc.sourceOutlook On Agriculture;49,(2020) Pagination 89,98en_US
dc.subjecttechnological changeen_US
dc.subjectemperical microeconomicsen_US
dc.subjectwheat systemen_US
dc.subjectsystematic reviewen_US
dc.titleAssessing technological change in agri-food systems of the Global South: A review of adoption-impact studies in wheaten_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idYigezu, Yigezu: 0000-0002-9156-7082en_US
cg.subject.agrovocimpact assessmenten_US
cg.subject.agrovocrural developmenten_US
cg.subject.agrovocdeveloping countriesen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center - CIMMYTen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Biosaline Agriculture - ICBAen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Wheat - WHEATen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center - CIMMYTen_US
cg.contributor.projectCRP WHEAT Phase IIen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
dc.identifier.statusTimeless limited accessen_US

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