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Author Souza Filho, Hildo M. de, author.

Title The adoption of sustainable agricultural technologies : a case study in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil / Hildo M. de Souza Filho
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge revivals
Routledge revivals.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Dedication; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures and tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 2 Economic, social, and environmental aspects of the Green Revolution in Brazil; 3 Economic, social, and environmental aspects of the Green Revolution in the State of Espirito Santo; 4 Sustainable development and agricultural sustainability; 5 Review of adoption and diffusion of technology theory; 6 The determinants of the adoption of sustainable agricultural technologies
7 Two econometric techniques for the study of technology adoption: probit/logit models and duration analysis8 Adoption of sustainable agricultural technologies in the State of Espirito Santo; 9 Summary and conclusions; Bibliography; Appendix
Summary First published in 1997, this volume reflects concern about the environmental impact of modern agricultural practices, agriculture's increasing reliance on non-renewable resources, and the long-term productivity of high external-input agricultural systems which has prompted a number of initiatives to promote the adoption and diffusion of more sustainable technologies. For these interventions to be effective, they should be based on an understanding of what induces the producer to switch from conventional to alternative practices. This book provides a review on the determinants of adoption and diffusion of sustainable agricultural technologies, including concepts and theories related to this theme. The Green Revolution in Brazil is examined as a means of establishing the background for an empirical investigation. Data about farms in the State of Espírito Santo are analysed using duration analysis, an econometric technique which allows to assess the impact of time-varying, economic variables. Thus, adoption is explained as a dynamic process
Notes Originally published 1997 by Ashgate Publishing. Reissued 2018 by Routledge
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, January 28, 2019)
Subject Sustainable agriculture -- Brazil -- Espírito Santo (State)
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
Sustainable agriculture.
Brazil -- Espírito Santo (State)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429764308