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dc.contributorNejatian, Arashen_US
dc.contributorNiane, Abdoul Azizen_US
dc.contributorSaket Al-Shamari, Hamaden_US
dc.contributorOuled Belgacem, Azaiezen_US
dc.creatorDhehibi, Boubakeren_US
dc.identifier.citationBoubaker Dhehibi, Arash Nejatian, Abdoul Aziz Niane, Hamad Saket Al-Shamari, Azaiez Ouled Belgacem. (26/9/2022). Predicting farmers’ uptake of spineless cactus in the Arabian Peninsula: a case study of Qatar. Acta Horticulturae.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study aims to determine the expected level and time to peak at the maximum level of adoption of spineless cactus (SC) technology introduced in the State of Qatar, to investigate the factors influencing adoption of this technology, and to identify the main constraints affecting its wide adoption with particular focus on perceived perceptions of the research and extension (R&E) delivery systems on the potential expected benefits of this innovation. Two sets of methodologies have been used: the first approach dealt with the adoption and diffusion outcome prediction tool (ADOPT). The second approach consists of using the Likert-scale approach, which measures the attitude and perception of researchers and extension agents, rating the degree to which they agree or disagree with the defined characteristics of this technology. The data were gathered using semi-structured surveys targeting researchers and extension agents and focus groups discussions (FGDs) conducted with farmers adopting the SC technology. The empirical findings revealed a predicted adoption level in five and ten years from the starting period on adopting this technology is 80 and 90%, respectively. The analysis suggests many factors contribute to constraining the peak and the time to reach this peak level of adoption, such as farmers’ profit, environmental, and risk orientations, and its ecological and profit advantages. The study outcome also reveals a positive perception of this technology’s characteristics and potential profitability from the national researchers and extension agents, influencing its diffusion and adoption. The influence of characteristics of the technology proved to be essential for farmers’ decision-making on adopting this technology. Establishing the technology characteristics relationship, potential profitability, and adoption will allow decision makers and planners in R&E to determine and target which characteristics of new technology led to their easy transfer and diffusion among the Qatari farmers.en_US
dc.publisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)en_US
dc.rightsCopyrighted; Non-commercial educational use onlyen_US
dc.sourceActa Horticulturae;(2022)en_US
dc.subjectcactus spineless technologyen_US
dc.subjectliker scaleen_US
dc.titlePredicting farmers’ uptake of spineless cactus in the Arabian Peninsula: a case study of Qataren_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idDhehibi, Boubaker: 0000-0003-3854-6669en_US
cg.creator.idNejatian, Arash: 0000-0002-6602-1408en_US
cg.creator.idNiane, Abdoul Aziz: 0000-0003-0873-4394en_US
cg.creator.idOuled Belgacem, Azaiez: 0000-0002-5946-7540en_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - FAOen_US
cg.contributor.centerMinistry of Municipality and Environment - MoMEen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Wheat - WHEATen_US
cg.contributor.funderArab Fund for Economic and Social Development - AFESDen_US
cg.contributor.funderKuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development - KFAEDen_US
cg.contributor.projectEnhancing Agricultural Production Systems and Conserving Natural Resources in the Countries of the Arabian Peninsula (V Phase)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Asiaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
cg.journalActa Horticulturaeen_US

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