An analysis on factors affecting peasant households’ option for irrigation technology.

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Year Published: 2004
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Author: Han, Qing ; Tan, XiangYong
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Data from 152 peasant households (PHs) from 18 villages in 3 counties (Yuci, Houma and Wanrong) in Shanxi, China, were used in 2001. Information was included on the level of education experience of household heads, crops grown, and irrigation technologies (ITs) adopted by the PHs. An analysis was conducted of factors affecting the selection of PHs for ITs, using the multinomial logit model. Significant differences in the selection of ITs were found between cereal crops and industrial crops. The ITs applied in cereal crops were mainly traditional ITs with low water use efficiency, while those in industrial crops were mainly advanced ITs with high water use efficiency. Model estimates indicated that the degree of water resource shortage affected the selection of ITs by PHs. Water price and governmental support significantly affected the selection by PHs of ITs applied in industrial crops, but they had no effect on the selection in cereal crops.

Pages: 63 - 69
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Number: 1
Journal: Chinese Rural Economy
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ISSN: 1002-8870

cereals, crop production, cropping systems, farm surveys,industrial crops, innovation adoption, irrigation equipment, irrigationsystems, peasantry, technology, water use efficiency, China, Shanxi,East Asia, Asia, Developing Countries, Northern China, China, adoptionof innovations, Shansi, Agricultural Economics (EE110), Plant Production(FF100), Soil Water Management (Irrigation and Drainage) (JJ800)(Revised June 2002) [formerly Soil Water Management], Social Psychologyand Social Anthropology (UU485) (New March 2000), Extension and AdvisoryWork (CC200)

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