Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/194945
Authors: 
Pratiwi, Ayu
Suzuki, Aya
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] Journal of Economic Structures [ISSN:] 2193-2409 [Volume:] 6 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 8 [Pages:] 1-23
Abstract: 
Agricultural information is transferred through social interactions; therefore, ties to agricultural informants and network structures within farmers' local neighborhoods determine their information-gathering abilities. This paper uses a spatial autoregressive model that takes account of spatial autocorrelation to examine such network connections, including friendship networks and advice networks, upon farmers' knowledge-gathering abilities during formal agricultural training. We found that peer advice networks are important to support knowledge-gathering activities, while friendship networks are not. Further examination of network structures confirms that farmers who occupy a central position in their local neighborhood networks are found to perform better in learning outcomes to some extent, indicating that local network position is positively related to problem-solving ability in an unknown environment outside their locale.
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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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