S-Space College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (농업생명과학대학) Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development (농경제사회학부) Journal Papers (저널논문_농경제사회학부)
고령 농업인에 적합한 농업신기술 확산 : 딸기 고설수경재배 사례
The Diffusion of New Agricultural Technology Suitable for Elderly Farmers: A Case of Elevated Hydroponics for Strawberry Cultivation
- 정진화; 노재선; 조현정; 김새봄
- Issue Date
- 농업경제연구 Vol.54 No.5, pp. 245-262
- 한국기술혁신학회 추계학술대회(2013.10.31.) 발표논문을 수정·보완한 것임.
- This study investigates the effect of farmers age on the diffusion of new agricultural technology with special reference to technology that suits the needs of elderly farmers in South Korea. The elevated hydroponic system for strawberry cultivation was selected as a model case of such technology because it is labor-saving and intensity-relieving compared to typical soil-cultivation. In the analysis for the determinants of farmers technology adoption, a binomial logit model was applied to the survey data of 266 strawberry farmers. Empirical results confirm that, when we control for the individual farmers education level and technology acceptance level, the age of the farmers does not lower the adoption rate of the elevated hydroponic system. This implies that strategic development and diffusion of the elderly-friendly technology can be used as a measure to enhance the productivity of elderly farmers in rapidly aging South Korea.