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dc.contributor.authorKeelan, Conoreng
dc.contributor.authorThorne, Fiona S.eng
dc.contributor.authorFlanagan, Pauleng
dc.contributor.authorNewman, Carol, 1977-eng
dc.contributor.authorMullins, Eweneng
dc.coverage.spatialIrelandeng
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.description.abstractIn this article, we use a probit model to assess the factors that will influence the decision of Irish farmers to adopt genetically modified (GM) technology should they be given a choice in the near future of selecting between GM and non-GM varieties of crops. The results from the probit model indicate that among the likely early adopters of GM technology in Ireland are farmers with large farm acreage who are specialist crop farmers and who have formal agricultural education together with access to high-quality soils. Contrary to expectations and theory, the farmer's age was insignificant in the final specification of the model. Neither tenure nor profitability had any influence in determining the likelihood of adoption once farm size was accounted for, indicating that farm size may dominate other farm-level characteristics.eng
dc.identifier.citationAgBioForum, 12(3&4) 2009: 394-403.eng
dc.identifier.issn1522-936Xeng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/6929eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherAgBioForumeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionAgBioForum vol.12, no.3 & 4 (2009)eng
dc.source.urihttp://www.agbioforum.missouri.edu/v12n34/v12n34a14-keelan.htmeng
dc.subjectadoption and diffusion theoryeng
dc.subjectprobit modelseng
dc.subjecttechnological innovationseng
dc.subjectgenetically modified cropseng
dc.subject.lcshCrops -- Genetic engineeringeng
dc.subject.lcshGenetic engineering -- Public opinioneng
dc.titlePredicted Willingness of Irish Farmers to Adopt GM Technologyeng
dc.typeArticleeng


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