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Managing food price volatility in a large open country: the case of wheat in India
Author(s): Christophe Gouel, Madhur Gautam, Will J. Martin
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Transfer of Improved Varieties in Informal Markets and the Diffusion of Embedded Innovation: Legal Pluralism in Uganda
Author(s): Martina Bozzola, Tim Swanson, Helena Ting
We use household level panel data to look at the diffusion of seed technology among Ugandan farmers. We present a simple target-input model to conceptualize the adoption decisions and management of a new technology in which the best use of inputs under the new technology is unknown and stochastic. In this framework, there is path dependency in the adoption process, since use and adoption are important indicators of the superior efficiency of new technology. In short, we find little evidence that seed policy reforms implemented in Uganda in the past 20 years have boosted agricultural productivity in the country, largely on account of inadequate use and diffusion of new seed varieties within the agricultural system....
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