FACTORS EXPLAINING THE DIFFUSION OF HYBRID MAIZE: EVIDENCE FROM LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN IN SUPPORT OF THE LIFE CYCLE THEORY OF SEED INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT Report as inadecuate




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Factors affecting the diffusion of hybrid maize are explored using a unique data set from 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our findings not only validate the conventional profitability-based explanations of farmer adoption behavior, but also confirm the importance of supply-side factors, providing empirical support for the life cycle theory of seed industry development.

Subject(s): Crop Production/Industries

Issue Date: 1999

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/21596

Total Pages: 17

Series Statement: Selected Paper

Record appears in: American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) > 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN





Author: Kosarek, Jennifer ; Morris, Michael L. ; Garcia, Philip

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/21596?ln=en







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