D. Schulz: A meta-analysis of agricultural innovation adoption determinants: the role of spatial context and technology traits

Bio Information

Dario Schulz is a doctoral student at the Institute for Food and Resource Economics (ILR) at the University of Bonn. His past research focused on sustainable land use and conservation mechanisms. Within the PhenoRob Cluster of Excellence, he currently conducts a broad scale feasibility- and impact assessment of phenotyping and robotic technologies.

Presentation Abstract

Sustainable intensification of agriculture is considered crucial to reconcile the increasing demand for food, feed and fibers with the long-term integrity of the ecosystems that are often degraded. Innovations such as variable rate application or mechanical weeding are expected to remedy some of these problems, but there is substantial uncertainty regarding the context-specific drivers of their adoption.

Therefore, this study synthesizes the results of past adoption studies for a wide range of technologies. Specifically, controlling for study characteristics and technology traits, it estimates the effect of biophysical and socioeconomic context in a spatially explicit manner.


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