Assessment of an intervention experience using appropriate technologies in Santiago del Estero (Argentina)

In previous discussions about technological change, appropriate technologies emerged as one of the alternatives to the modernizing technology transfer model that prevailed for many years in Latin America. However, despite the time elapsed since its conceptual creation, it is not easy to find studies...

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Autores Principales: Díaz, Juan Pablo, Rodríguez-Sperat, Ramiro, Paz, Raúl
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Publicado: Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (Agrosavia) 2018
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spelling ir-20.500.12324-340482020-07-08T21:26:08Z Assessment of an intervention experience using appropriate technologies in Santiago del Estero (Argentina) Assessment of an intervention experience using appropriate technologies in Santiago del Estero (Argentina) Valoração de uma experiência de intervenção com tecnologias socialmente apropriadas em Santiago del Estero (Argentina) Díaz, Juan Pablo Rodríguez-Sperat, Ramiro Paz, Raúl In previous discussions about technological change, appropriate technologies emerged as one of the alternatives to the modernizing technology transfer model that prevailed for many years in Latin America. However, despite the time elapsed since its conceptual creation, it is not easy to find studies assessing interventions carried out with this type of approach. This paper addresses this subject by analyzing a technology transfer experience using goat manure as a fertilizer for household crops in Santiago del Estero (Argentina). Despite having an appropriate a priori design, the technology was not replicated by all the experimenters. A quantitative and qualitative two-stage approach was used to address it: the first approach explored structure variables used by each experimenter and correlated these with the times that he/she repeated the practice; and in the second one, an analysis of the farm operations through case studies was carried out. The results indicate that a particular farm structure did not guarantee a result in terms of adoption of an appropriate technology, and that the operation and the survival strategy (or peasant strategy) of each family gave the farm an individual dynamic that often was decisive in adopting the proposal. In addition, at least for the current experience, technology design using locally controlled resources and the presentation of a unique proposal for all the experimenters was not enough. The multiple adjustments used by peasants suggest the need to investigate local innovation processes. 2018-11-06T20:41:48Z 2018-11-06T20:41:48Z 2018 info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion http://revista.corpoica.org.co/index.php/revista/article/view/841 10.21930/rcta.vol19_num1_art:841 http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12324/34048 reponame:Biblioteca Digital Agropecuaria de Colombia repourl:https://repository.agrosavia.co instname:Corporación colombiana de investigación agropecuaria AGROSAVIA eng http://revista.corpoica.org.co/index.php/revista/article/view/841/512 Derechos de autor 2018 Corpoica Ciencia y Tecnología Agropecuaria https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/deed.es application/pdf Colombia Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (Agrosavia) Corpoica Ciencia y Tecnología Agropecuaria; Vol 19 No 1 (2018) Corpoica Ciencia y Tecnología Agropecuaria; Vol. 19 Núm. 1 (2018) revista Corpoica Ciência e Tecnologia Agropecuária; v. 19 n. 1 (2018) 2500-5308 0122-8706 10.21930/rcta.vol19-num1
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description In previous discussions about technological change, appropriate technologies emerged as one of the alternatives to the modernizing technology transfer model that prevailed for many years in Latin America. However, despite the time elapsed since its conceptual creation, it is not easy to find studies assessing interventions carried out with this type of approach. This paper addresses this subject by analyzing a technology transfer experience using goat manure as a fertilizer for household crops in Santiago del Estero (Argentina). Despite having an appropriate a priori design, the technology was not replicated by all the experimenters. A quantitative and qualitative two-stage approach was used to address it: the first approach explored structure variables used by each experimenter and correlated these with the times that he/she repeated the practice; and in the second one, an analysis of the farm operations through case studies was carried out. The results indicate that a particular farm structure did not guarantee a result in terms of adoption of an appropriate technology, and that the operation and the survival strategy (or peasant strategy) of each family gave the farm an individual dynamic that often was decisive in adopting the proposal. In addition, at least for the current experience, technology design using locally controlled resources and the presentation of a unique proposal for all the experimenters was not enough. The multiple adjustments used by peasants suggest the need to investigate local innovation processes.
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author Díaz, Juan Pablo
Rodríguez-Sperat, Ramiro
Paz, Raúl
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Paz, Raúl
Assessment of an intervention experience using appropriate technologies in Santiago del Estero (Argentina)
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Rodríguez-Sperat, Ramiro
Paz, Raúl
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title Assessment of an intervention experience using appropriate technologies in Santiago del Estero (Argentina)
title_short Assessment of an intervention experience using appropriate technologies in Santiago del Estero (Argentina)
title_full Assessment of an intervention experience using appropriate technologies in Santiago del Estero (Argentina)
title_fullStr Assessment of an intervention experience using appropriate technologies in Santiago del Estero (Argentina)
title_full_unstemmed Assessment of an intervention experience using appropriate technologies in Santiago del Estero (Argentina)
title_sort assessment of an intervention experience using appropriate technologies in santiago del estero (argentina)
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