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The Acceptance and Rejection of Agricultural Innovations by Small Farm Operators: A Case Study of a Tunisian Rural Community

  • Arbi Ben Achour

Abstract

In most Third World countries, the national economy is dominated by the agricultural sector. However, agriculture is often unable to adequately feed the population and meet other fundamental national needs such as exports. Agriculture in such countries is often characterized by a dual structure: (1) a small modern sector using advanced technology and producing for the market, and (2) a large subsistence sector, often called ‘traditional’, using indigenous techniques and producing mostly for home consumption. For a variety of historical, economic, and political reasons, most of the rural population in the subsistence sector suffers from misery and poverty.

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Farm Size Family Labor Rural Worker High Yield Seed Hard Wheat 
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