Modeling the adoption of a garlic variety (Allium sativum L.) in Mexico through survival analysis

Adoption speed of a garlic variety in Mexico

Autores/as

  • Blanca Isabel Sánchez-Toledano INIFAP. Campo Experimental Zacatecas. Apartado Postal Núm. 18. Calera de Víctor Rosales. Zacatecas 98500. México. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3460-334X
  • Venancio Cuevas-Reyes INIFAP. Campo Experimental Valle de México. Carretera Los Reyes-Texcoco. Km 13.5. Coatlinchán. Texcoco. Estado de México. CP. 56250. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9946-3942
  • Oscar Palmeros Rojas Universidad Autónoma Chapingo. Departamento de Matemáticas. Estado de Mexico. Km 38.5 carretera Mexico. Texcoco 56230. Mexico. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8952-6372
  • Mercedes Borja-Bravo INIFAP. Campo Experimental Pabellon. Carretera Aguascalientes-Zacatecas. Pabellón de Arteaga. Aguascalientes. México. CP. 2067. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7743-6003

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48162/rev.39.051

Palabras clave:

Allium sativum L, variedad mejorada, velocidad de adopción

Resumen

The objective of this research was to analyze the adoption behavior over time for the improved variety of garlic CEZAC 06, and the factors associated with the adoption process through survival analysis (SA), in North-Central Mexico.  The data comes at farm level and was collected in 2019 through a questionnaire given to 40 garlic farmers in Zacatecas, Mexico.  The results show that 62.5 % of the farmers who adopted CEZAC 06 carried out this process in the first two years after they were first introduced to it.  The factors that played a role in the adoption process were: farmer age, how long the farmer had been in business for, number of hectares availables for garlic production, yield, number of college-educated family members, income from crop farming, income from garlic farming, agriculture-related courses taken, financial aid from the federal government, and being part of any type of organization.  Improving yield and the quality of the garlic bulb requires an adequate extension system that allows farmers to receive updated and reliable information on the importance of technological innovation.

Highlights

  • The analysis also suggested that new technologies should be transmitted at higher rates to increase adoption. This can be done by implementing courses aimed at farmers with low educational backgrounds, small plots of land and low productivity levels.
  • The factors affecting the adoption process were: farmer age, how long the farmer had been in business, yield, etc.
  • CEZAC 06 will increase yield and rural farmers could improve the quality of the bulb as a marketable surplus.
  • This work contributes to the scarce literature on the application of survival analysis to agricultural technologies.

Biografía del autor/a

Blanca Isabel Sánchez-Toledano, INIFAP. Campo Experimental Zacatecas. Apartado Postal Núm. 18. Calera de Víctor Rosales. Zacatecas 98500. México.

Investigador del área de socioeconomía 

Venancio Cuevas-Reyes, INIFAP. Campo Experimental Valle de México. Carretera Los Reyes-Texcoco. Km 13.5. Coatlinchán. Texcoco. Estado de México. CP. 56250.

Investigador del área de socioeconomía en el INIFAP

Oscar Palmeros Rojas, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo. Departamento de Matemáticas. Estado de Mexico. Km 38.5 carretera Mexico. Texcoco 56230. Mexico.

Profesor de la Universidad Autónoma Chapingo

Mercedes Borja-Bravo, INIFAP. Campo Experimental Pabellon. Carretera Aguascalientes-Zacatecas. Pabellón de Arteaga. Aguascalientes. México. CP. 2067.

Investigador del área de socioeconomía 

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Publicado

01-12-2021

Cómo citar

Sánchez-Toledano, B. I., Cuevas-Reyes, V., Palmeros Rojas, O., & Borja-Bravo, M. (2021). Modeling the adoption of a garlic variety (Allium sativum L.) in Mexico through survival analysis: Adoption speed of a garlic variety in Mexico . Revista De La Facultad De Ciencias Agrarias UNCuyo, 53(2), 178–192. https://doi.org/10.48162/rev.39.051

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Economía y Política Agrarias