This is the protocol for a systematic review which seeks to shed light
on the question why the economic and environmental benefits of new
agricultural technology often appear to by-pass poorer farmers – even
when they are the ‘target’ group by addressing the link between the use
of new agricultural technology and increased productivity.
Specifically it focuses on the evidence of how conditions and
circumstances in Low and Lower-Middle Income Countries articulate the
relationship between technology use and productivity outcomes.
The primary question addressed by this review is: Under what
circumstances and conditions does adoption of technology result in
increased agricultural productivity? This can be broken down into four
1. What outcomes result from the adoption of different types of
2. What are the relationships between these different outcomes?
3. How are these different outcomes valued by farmers?
4. What conditions and circumstances affect which outcomes result from
adoption of different types of technology?
Loevinsohn, M.; Sumberg, J.; Diagne, A. Protocol - Under what circumstances and conditions does adoption of technology result in increased agricultural productivity? EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London, London, UK (2012) ii + 19 pp.