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Revista mexicana de ciencias agrícolas

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Abstract

SANCHEZ GOMEZ, Julia; RENDON MEDEL, Roberto; DIAZ JOSE, Julio  and  SONDER, Kai. Institutional support in adopting innovations corn producer: central region, Mexico. Rev. Mex. Cienc. Agríc [online]. 2016, vol.7, n.spe15, pp.2925-2938. ISSN 2007-0934.

The aim of this study was to identify the actors involved in the innovation system producers of corn Mexico Center Region, highlighting the role of the actors of institutional support in adoption of innovations. To do this, 490 corn producers served within the framework of MasAgro 2012 program, in the states of Guerrero, Hidalgo, Puebla, Morelos, State of Mexico and Tlaxcala were interviewed. The degree of adoption of innovations was measured, and using the methodology of social network analysis linking between actors analyzed. Among the states significant differences (p< 0.05) in education, acreage, yields and rate of adoption of innovations they found. Despite all link types to be significant (p< 0.05) for the adoption of innovations corn producer in the region. The link with government institutions had a greater weight in the level of innovation of the farmer. The diversity of links and connection with external agents (such as institutional support) in the innovation system producer of corn contributes to adoption of innovations.

Keywords : innovation system; linkages; social networking.

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