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Rural innovation adoption pitfalls: the case of interrupted diffusion of sericulture among Rwandan farmers

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-29T07:23:28Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-29T07:23:28Z
dc.date.issued 2019-03-14 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/13559
dc.description.abstract In densely populated Rwanda, agricultural expansion in traditional farming activities is constrained by an unfavourable topological configuration and dispersed human settlement patterns which impede mechanisation and prevent the sector from reaping the benefits of economies of scale. An economic development and poverty reduction strategy without a substantial increase in agricultural production - or any other technological change that empowers farmers to generate more income - is unlikely to succeed in the long term, as pointed out by Datt and Ravallion (1997). That is why the government of Rwanda has sought to harness sericulture (production of silk and rearing of silkworms for this purpose) as a potential rural innovation that can create new employment opportunities and help poor farmers generate higher incomes. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject RURAL AREAS en
dc.subject INNOVATION en
dc.subject POVERTY en
dc.title Rural innovation adoption pitfalls: the case of interrupted diffusion of sericulture among Rwandan farmers en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Economic Perfomance and Development en
dc.SourceTitle Equitable rural socioeconomic change: land, climate dynamics, and technological innovation en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Jacobs, P.T. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10746 en
dc.PageNumber 193-206 en
dc.outputnumber 9774 en
dc.bibliographictitle Habiyaremye, A. (2019) Rural innovation adoption pitfalls: the case of interrupted diffusion of sericulture among Rwandan farmers. In: Jacobs, P.T. (ed).<i>Equitable rural socioeconomic change: land, climate dynamics, and technological innovation </i>. Cape Town: HSRC Press. 193-206. en
dc.publicationyear 2019 en
dc.contributor.author1 Habiyaremye, A. en


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