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Titolo:
Human capital, wealth, property rights, and the adoption of new farm technologies: The Tawahka Indians of Honduras
Autore:
Godoy, R; ONeill, K; McSweeney, K; Wilkie, D; Flores, V; Bravo, D; Kostishack, P; Cubas, A;
Indirizzi:
Brandeis Univ, Dept Anthropol, Waltham, MA 02254 USA Brandeis Univ Waltham MA USA 02254 Dept Anthropol, Waltham, MA 02254 USA Cornell Univ, Ithaca, NY 14853 USA Cornell Univ Ithaca NY USA 14853Cornell Univ, Ithaca, NY 14853 USA Harvard Univ, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA Harvard Univ Cambridge MA USA 02138Harvard Univ, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA McGill Univ, Montreal, PQ H3A 2T5, Canada McGill Univ Montreal PQ Canada H3A 2T5 Univ, Montreal, PQ H3A 2T5, Canada Yale Univ, New Haven, CT 06520 USA Yale Univ New Haven CT USA 06520Yale Univ, New Haven, CT 06520 USA Catholic Univ Chile, Santiago, Chile Catholic Univ Chile Santiago ChileCatholic Univ Chile, Santiago, Chile
Titolo Testata:
HUMAN ORGANIZATION
fascicolo: 2, volume: 59, anno: 2000,
pagine: 222 - 233
SICI:
0018-7259(200022)59:2<222:HCWPRA>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
AGRICULTURAL INNOVATIONS; EFFICIENCY; EDUCATION; DEFORESTATION; DETERMINANTS; AMERINDIANS; SIZE; RISK;
Keywords:
technological adoption; education; land tenure; Tawahka; Honduras;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
37
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Godoy, R 4 Irving St, Winchester, MA 01890 USA 4 Irving St Winchester MA USA 01890 St, Winchester, MA 01890 USA
Citazione:
R. Godoy et al., "Human capital, wealth, property rights, and the adoption of new farm technologies: The Tawahka Indians of Honduras", HUMAN ORG, 59(2), 2000, pp. 222-233

Abstract

Interest in vanishing rain forests has led scholars to say that the adoption of new farm technologies such as improved plant varieties could increaseyields, thus reducing deforestation. Results of past studies show that human capital (e.g., schooling, literacy), wealth, and security of land tenurehelp farmers adopt new farm technologies. These studies have focused on villages with tight links to the market and little land. Do results apply to more self-sufficient economies with ample land? Analysis of 101 households of Tawahka Indians in Honduras's rain forest suggests that education and knowledge of Spanish enhance adoption by facilitating the flow of informationinto the household and by making it easier for people to judge the qualityof the technology. Wealth bore the expected positive correlation to adoption, but security of land tenure played a dual role: it encouraged the adoption of one technology (improved rice seeds) but it discouraged the adoptionof the other technology (chemical herbicides). Policies to increase bilingual education may encourage adoption and benefit indigenous people and conservation.

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