What factors positively affect the adoption of agricultural technologies by smallholder farmers?

Improved agricultural technologies are essential to improving the productivity, sustainability and resilience of smallholder farmers. These technologies include a wide range of advances, such as improved seeds, newer irrigation systems, and better pest management approaches.

However, adoption of new agricultural technologies is rare in many African countries, and the challenges relating to agricultural development are numerous. This brief presents evidence on the determinants of adoption of improved agricultural technologies by smallholder farmers, responding to a question from the West African Development Bank (BOAD).

It was co-developed by ACED and 3ie.

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