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dc.contributorMausch, Kaien_US
dc.contributorClaessens, Lievenen_US
dc.contributorGiller, Kenen_US
dc.creatorVerkaart, Simoneen_US
dc.identifier.citationSimone Verkaart, Kai Mausch, Lieven Claessens, Ken Giller. (20/12/2018). A recipe for success? Learning from the rapid adoption of improved chickpea varieties in Ethiopia. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 1(17), pp. 34-48.en_US
dc.description.abstractMany studies detail constraints deemed responsible for the limited adoption of new technologies among smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. By contrast, here we study the conditions that led to the remarkably fast spread of improved chickpea varieties in Ethiopia. Within just seven years, the adoption rate rose from 30 to 80% of the farmers. A combination of factors explains the rapid uptake. Their attraction lay in superior returns and disease resistance. Chickpea was already an important crop for rural households in the studied districts, for both cash income and consumption. Good market access and an easy accessibility of extension services advanced the adoption process. Thus, an attractive technology suitable for rural households in a conducive environment enabled adoption. Our findings prompt us to stress the importance of tailoring agricultural innovations to the realities and demands of rural households, and the need to design and deploy interventions on the basis of ex-ante knowledge on factors potentially determining their success or failure.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)en_US
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Agricultural Sustainability;1,(2018) Pagination 34,48en_US
dc.subjectimproved chickpeaen_US
dc.subjectsuccessful adoptionen_US
dc.subjectpanel dataen_US
dc.subjectfixed effectsen_US
dc.titleA recipe for success? Learning from the rapid adoption of improved chickpea varieties in Ethiopiaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idMausch, Kai: 0000-0002-2962-7646en_US
cg.creator.idClaessens, Lieven: 0000-0003-2961-8990en_US
cg.creator.idGiller, Ken: 0000-0002-5998-4652en_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics - ICRISATen_US
cg.contributor.centerWorld Agroforestry Center - ICRAFen_US
cg.contributor.centerWageningen University & Research Centre - WURen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals - GLDCen_US
cg.contributor.funderBill & Melinda Gates Foundation - BMGFen_US
cg.contributor.funderCGIAR System Office - CGIAR - Sysen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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