Insights into adoption of farming practices through multiple lenses: An innovation systems approach

Elizabeth Clarke, Tamara M. Jackson, Khamlouang Keoka, Viengsavanh Phimphachanvongsod, Pheng Sengxua, Phetsamone Simali, Len J. Wade

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Abstract

A complex systems approach to innovation provides rich insights into the drivers, barriers, and key elements for innovation in rural systems. Through a case study of dry direct seeding (DDS) in smallholder systems in Laos, this article reveals a “perfect storm” of challenges and opportunities resulting in rapid adoption. Labour shortage, climate variability, and machinery availability are key factors. The lessons for the research and development community are that; every local system and situation is unique; focusing on one set of factors is never sufficient; and that timelines for change may be long and require persistence and longer term commitment from donors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)983-998
Number of pages16
JournalDevelopment in Practice
Volume28
Issue number8
Early online date27 Sep 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2018

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