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Survival analysis of adoption of improved corn seeds in the southern Mexico

Kallas, Z.; Gil, J.M.; Sánchez, B. I.
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2017 AAEA Annual Meeting. Agricultural & Applied Economics Association
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To increase the productivity of corn in Mexico, the adoption of the improved corn seed may play an important role. Two hundred questionnaires at farm-level were collected in Chiapas, Mexico. Factors affecting the adoption rate and when to adopt were jointly analyzed using the survival analysis approach. Results showed that 60% of farmers adopted the improved seeds over a period of 10 years. The young farmers with low family members who exhibited positive attitudes towards innovation and low risk...
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Adoption, Mexico, improved maize seed, survival analysis
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CREDA - Centre de Recerca en Economia i Desenvolupament Agroalimentari