The economics of wet seeding : inducements to and consequences of some recent changes in Philippine rice cultivation
The objective of this study is to analyse the reasons for, and consequences of, adoption by farmers in Gapan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines of a new method of rice cultivation.The innovation is wet seeding of rice - the broadcasting of seed instead of transplanting of seedlings. It is thought that wet seeding, which is relatively capital-intensive compared to transplanting, has become economically feasible to farmers because agricultural factor markets in the Philippines are distorted in a way that...[Show more]
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